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Chappaqua Company Sued For Illegal Dumping North Castle
By Martin Wilbur
A Chappaqua waste hauler suspected Spared
of having one of its drivers dump raw
sewage into a pond three years ago is being
sued by state Attorney General Andrew
Cuomo for illegally discharging waste into
a neighborhood stream that flows into the
New York City drinking water supply.
Chappaqua Septic, Inc., located at 157 By Martin Wilbur
Castle Rd., and one of its employees, When word first began circulating
Timothy Price, are named in the suit that last Tuesday that Libyan dictator
was announced on Sept. 24, accusing them Moammar Khadafy might have secured
of violating the state’s clean water laws. The accommodations at Donald Trump’s Seven
company and Price could face penalties of Springs property for his recent trip to the
at least $100,000 if they are found to have United Nations, North Castle Supervisor
run afoul of environmental law. Each could Reese Berman immediately tried to find out
also be fined up to $11,250 for violating what was happening.
Chappaqua Septic’s permit to properly Reports of a tent being erected somewhere
dispose of septic and cesspool waste. The on the sprawling 213-acre site that is in
company could also be forced to pay for portions of North Castle, Bedford and New
cleanup of the site. Castle sent Berman to the phones. Few
“This individual disregarded the law and Diana Zucker photo
answers were immediately forthcoming as
common sense when he dumped a tanker State attorney General andrew cuomo is suing chappaqua Septic, inc. in state Supreme court for allegedly
the supervisor called Trump, who has had
full of sewage into a tributary to New York dumping raw sewage into this pond on Woodland road in new castle in September 2006. Shown above
continued on page 2 is property owner Stephen Bauer. continued on page 2
Kisco Planners Uneasy Over Grand Prix Changes BRS Student
By Neal Rentz
Members of the Mount Kisco Planning Wins NationalYork functions if they agree to amend the
indoor go-kart facility’s special permit.
CEO Jim Diamond, the landlord of the 333
N. Bedford Road site, are seeking changes
Board last week expressed concern about
drinking and loud music at Grand Prix New Poetry Contest Jose Tejedor, Grand Prix New York’s
general manager, and Diamond Properties
to allow the facility to host more events
than currently permitted and with fewer
restrictions on those who can attend.
Aside from regular racing, Grand Prix By Sam Barron
hosts social and corporate events, which Fourth grader Emily Apadula can thank
can attract 10 to 200 participants, Diamond her new dog Wolfgang for helping her
said. Grand Prix originally planned on become one of the five winners of the first
having corporate events be a large part of ever National Children’s Pet Poetry contest,
its business but that has fizzled due to the sponsored by the American Pet Products
recession, he said. Association (APPA)
In addition to scheduling more social Emily was in third grade when she wrote
events, Grand Prix wants to supplement the poem about a dog her family was soon
its go-kart racing with activities such as to be getting. The contest was brought to
rock wall climbing, laser tag and paintball, the attention of the school by Pleasantville
although “racing will always be the major resident Andrew Darmohraj, a senior vice
aspect,” Diamond stressed. president for APPA.
“Grand Prix has absolutely no desire to be “One of our initiatives is to bring attention
a nightclub facility,” he said. During its social to the human-animal bond,” Darmohraj
functions, DJs play music, but those events said. “We thought we could do that through
include racing. poetry.”
“Grand Prix feels it has been a very The contest, which was judged by pet
positive addition to the community for the writers, ended up receiving thousand of
anDy jacoBS photo
past 18 months,” Diamond said. entries. Other winners came from New York
Panthers Jubilant At the Sept. 22 planning board meeting, City, Louisiana, California and Nevada.
pleasantville’s Michael Morra, who rushed for two touchdowns, helps lead the panther celebration following Diamond presented the facility’s business Emily was honored at an assembly last
Saturday night’s 22-15 win over arch-rival Briarcliff at parkway Field. Details on pages 18 and 19.
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AG Cuomo Sues Chappaqua Company For Illegal Dumping
continued from page 1 gallons was spotted by two residents with the pond owned by their neighbor, Stephen attorney general’s action. He had been told
its hose uncoiled and draped over the bank Bauer. Subsequent testing by the agencies that it would cost about $200,000 to dredge
City’s drinking water supply,” Cuomo said in near a stream on Woodland Road in New discovered dangerously high levels of the pond.
a prepared statement released last week. “My Castle just across the town line from Mount bacteria in the water. Chappaqua Septic’s owner, Brian Murphy,
office is committed to fully and aggressively Kisco, according to reports filed with the The attorney general’s office’s suit stated refused to comment on the suit when
enforcing clean water laws. We will hold the New York City DEP and state DEC. that the stream is a tributary to the New reached on Saturday at his office. Calls
individual and his employer responsible for After the truck left the scene, the couple, Croton Reservoir, part of the East of Hudson placed to his attorney, Kevin Kitson, who
abandoning their responsibility to properly Miriam and Paul Danko, went over to where watershed that supplies New York City with was representing the firm in Bauer’s suit,
dispose of this putrid waste.” the hose had been and saw a massive amount about 10 percent of its drinking water. were not returned.
On Sept. 15, 2006, a Chappaqua Septic of waste, toilet paper, sanitary napkins and Bauer had been pressing for two years to DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis called
truck with an estimated capacity of 3,500 condoms in the stream and seeping toward see criminal charges filed by Westchester the dumping “reprehensible” if the charges
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, but are true.
Bedford Road School Student
said he was happy that Chappaqua Septic “Our state’s streams and reservoirs deserve
will at least be forced to answer questions better,” he said.
regarding the incident. After a two-year In the three years since the incident, Bauer,
Wins National Poetry Contest
investigation, DiFiore’s office never brought an avid fisherman, said he has not used the
charges against the company. In July, a district pond on his three-acre property, with the
attorney’s spokesman told The Examiner thoughts of seeing the waste flowing into
continued from page 1 “We made a commitment to give students that investigators had difficulty linking the the water. He’s certain that there is still silt
the opportunity to write,” Galotti said. material in the water to Chappaqua Septic. and bacteria in the water as a result of what
Tuesday at Bedford Road, her teacher Ann “Poetry is filled with emotion. It’s very “It’s gratifying and it’s also a relief,” he characterized as a blatant violation of
Brown will receive $1,000 to spend on the important, it really helps them. Every single said Bauer, who brought his own lawsuit state environmental laws. Bauer also would
classroom, and Wolfgang will receive toys. grade has a poetry unit.” against Chappaqua Septic in July in hopes like to see Chappaqua Septic have its permit
Emily said she wrote the poem in three Brown said that Emily winning the of forcing the company to clean the pond. revoked.
days, writing about four different drafts. contest will convince other students about “I just wanted to see people do their job, “It’s not a right to operate with a permit,
“I thought we’d be getting a dog soon,” the benefits of writing poetry. and to protect the public and to protect the it a privilege,” he said, “and after a situation
Emily said. “He is something that is very “It’s great motivation for the students,” environment.” like this they should (have it revoked.)”
important to me.” Brown said. “We can have poetry be a Bauer’s lawsuit is still pending and at The suit was filed in state Supreme Court
Emily found out she was a winner over motivational tool.” least for the moment is not affected by the in White Plains.
the summer and said she began screeching Brown said that learning about poetry is
in the car. very important in the classroom and that
“It was fun,” Emily said. “I got to share
something that’s very important to me.”
The poem about her dog is not Emily’s
kids learn about poetic language and how to
write poetry by writing about things that are
important to them. She said she was very
Grand Prix Changes Questioned
first poem. The budding poetry aficionado excited for Emily and said they will meet continued from page 1 was worried about the specter of underage
said she loves writing poems. Among her soon to discuss how to spend the money. drinking and drunk driving.
poems include one about an umbrella that “I’m so proud of her,” Brown said. “She plan, describing Grand Prix as a “membership “The concerns I have are the mixing
was published in the school paper, a poem has a way with words and she’s motivating club” where a patron must buy at least a daily of kids under 21 and alcohol,” said board
about a friend who moved away, and one students with her poetry and her membership to have the opportunity to member Joseph Morreale. “How do you
about rainbows and the sun. accomplishments.” drive. Discounts are provided to those who keep that separate?”
“I think about things that are important Brown said that she thinks the money purchase annual memberships. Tejedor responded that patrons who drink
and beautiful,” Emily said. will be spent on books, or possibly a field “You want people to try it and become even one alcoholic beverage are barred from
BRS Principal Peggy Galotti said that trip involving animals. Galotti said that long-term, repeat customers,” he said. racing. Wristbands obtained by members on
poetry is very important at Bedford the decision is up to Emily and Brown, but Despite Diamond’s assurances, planning the day they seek to race are removed after
Road, as it gives the kids a way to express she would like to see it spent on something board member Stanley Bernstein said he was they drink at the bar, he said.
themselves. animal-related. concerned that Grand Prix would become a Potential drinkers are asked for
nightclub with the changes. identification and there have been no
“If Grand Prix closes, the use has been incidents of excessive drinking at Grand
Bourbon Tasting at
established,” Bernstein said. Having DJs and Prix, Diamond said.
live bands “makes it a nightclub,” he said. Diamond agreed to meet with village staff
But if Grand Prix ceases to operate, its before returning to the planning board to
special use permit would disappear and discuss the request again.
could not be applied to any business that No residents participated in last week’s
would take its place, Diamond countered. hearing. The board adjourned the public
Board member Joseph Morreale said he hearing until its Oct. 27 meeting.
Restaurant and Bar Town of North Castle Spared
Khadafy’s Seven Springs Visit
487 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY continued from page 1 The enflamed emotions stirred by the
strongman’s looming presence, on the eve of
Thursday, October 8th from plenty of dealings in recent years with the
town regarding the Seven Springs site.
his address before the U.N. General Assembly,
wasn’t just a knee-jerk reaction against a
7:00 pm to 10:00 PM While town officials later that day were
relieved to learn that one of the more reviled
dictator. He has long been suspected of
helping to mastermind the bombing of Pan
world leaders would not be within their
Sponsored by borders, they also felt for their neighbors in
Am Flight 103 more than 20 years ago, with
at least five Westchester natives perishing in
Leonard Park Wines
the Town of Bedford, who had to deal with the attack, according to a Web site dedicated
the distraction and the possibility that state, to the victims. There were 259 people on
county and local resources might have to
$40 per person
board the plane and another 11 residents on
expended to protect Khadafy. the ground over Scotland. It also hit a deeper
“I don’t think he’s welcome in Bedford nerve for North Castle Councilman Gerard
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welcomed in North Castle,” Berman said. “We lost two people (from North Castle)
(914) 241-7427 As it turned out, Khadafy’s ever-changing
plans never brought him to stay overnight in
in Lockerbie in 1988 and we’ll never forget
that,” Geist said.
the area. The Town of Bedford on Tuesday The aircraft was filled with students
issued a stop work order after the large and business travelers who were mainly
Bedouin-style tent his entourage pitched at from Great Britain and the United States,
least temporarily halted its occupation. including many from the New York area.
Then on Wednesday afternoon it What made it worse is just over a month ago
appeared that Khadafy would be coming up the one terrorist who was tried and convicted
to Westchester after all. County Executive in the Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi,
Andrew Spano’s office issued a release was released by the Scottish government on
stating that the Secret Service had notified humanitarian grounds but was given a hero’s
Westchester authorities that at some point welcome upon return to his native Libya.
Khadafy was going to be on his way to Geist said Khadafy should have been
Bedford. confined to the United Nations and has no
“We have no choice but to help with law business in Westchester.
enforcement, but I remain outraged that our “He may have a visa to be at the U.N.,”
taxpayers have to help protect someone that Geist said, “but he has no visa to be in
we don’t want in this county,” Spano said. Westchester County.”
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September 29 - October 5, 2009 3
County Approves Federal Housing Settlement
By Abby Luby Kaplowitz said it was impossible to know
Last week the Westchester County Board how much legal fees would have escalated
of Legislators voted to accept a settlement if the case was appealed.
agreement to the controversial lawsuit “It could be another $5 or $10 million
brought against Westchester County by the just to pay the lawyers,” he said. “This isn’t
Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC). a fun law school debate. This is real life
The settlement stipulates that Westchester and we don’t have a lot of leverage here.”
spend $50 million over the next seven The board needed to approve the borrowing
years to build 750 affordable homes in of $36 million of the $51.6 million to be
communities with few minorities. spent on the housing. County Legislator
The original allegation, which came under John Nonna said he was convinced to vote
the Federal False Claims Act, accused the for the settlement once the $51.6 million
county of taking $50 million over the last spending cap was put on building the
six years in community development block affordable housing units.
grants but failed to comply with developing “We should not be responsible nor
a plan leading to a less segregated county. have any penalties related to building the
Legislators voted just two days before the 750 units if there is an inability to do so
federal government’s deadline. If that Sept. for reasons beyond the county’s control,”
24 deadline had been missed, the county Nonna said.
would have had to pursue the case in court Hawthorne resident Jim
and could have faced fees and fines ranging Russell, who organized the group
from $180 to $300 million. county Legislator Michael kaplowitz, left, and Minority Leader George oros were two of the lawmakers on SaveOurNeighborhoods.US, criticized
Twelve of the 17 legislators voted to opposite sides of the federal housing settlement issue last week. kaplowitz stated challenging the federal Nonna for voting against the county
accept the settlement. However, in order to government in court would be too risky while oros said victory on appeal was achievable. settlement.
approve the $36 million bond to pay for a “It is a sad day for Westchester County
majority of the cost, it required the 12-vote when the majority of its legislators cave in
supermajority. ‘It could be another $5 ‘To get the best bang to federal intimidation,” Russell said. “Now
County Executive Andrew Spano it is up to Westchester residents to organize
commended the legislators on their vote. or $10 million just to for the buck means locally to protect their neighborhoods
In a statement issued by his office, he said from the implementation of the settlement.
the housing settlement would have no tax pay the lawyers.’ building [affordable There may also be legal measures available
implications. to challenge this action by the board of
“It also ensures that the county’s
municipalities will continue to receive $15 MICHAEL KAPLOWITz housing] in areas that legislators.”
An implementation plan outlining how
million in federal funds for infrastructure
and other improvements.”
Oros, the county board of legislator’s are affordable.’ the county will move forward on building
the affordable homes is due Dec. 8. The
Republican minority leader, contended
Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, who that the county could win in a higher plan will spell out how many units will be
brought a roulette wheel to his desk before court under judges who would ultimately GEORGE OROS for rental and how many for ownership.
the vote, said voting against the settlement recognize Westchester’s ongoing efforts to “Right now we are soliciting a number
prices and limited town services in many
was too risky. “It would be a gamble with build affordable housing in communities of communities who have an interest in
areas, it was impossible to put affordable
uncertain odds of success,” he said. where it was cost effective. building affordable housing,” explained
housing in some towns.
The five legislators who rejected the “To get the best bang for the buck means Kaplowitz. “It’s a big puzzle. We expect that
“What we have to do in the whole
settlement and favored appealing it in the building [affordable housing] in areas we will spend around $68,000 per unit. We
region is educate and train people for more
courts were Thomas Abinanti, Gordon that are affordable,” he said. “That means could only end up with a total of 300 or 500
opportunities to make more money so
Burrows, James Maisano Martin Rogowsky areas with water and sewer lines and mass units. You just don’t know.”
they are able to afford better housing,” said
and George Oros. transit.” Oros said because of high land Oros.
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Mt. Kisco Amends Ambulance Corps Benefits Proposition
By Neal Rentz of those municipalities are serviced by Ambulance Corps, told the village supports the program, but wants the
The Mount Kisco Village Board of the Mount Kisco Volunteer Ambulance board last month that the corps wanted village board and the corps to review
Trustees has finalized the wording of Corps. to create an incentive to retain veteran how points are distributed and consider
the Election Day proposition that will “Based on 2008 data it is anticipated volunteers. Most of the corps’ 40 active possible changes in the system. Grunthal
ask residents to approve a benefits that $25,000 of the estimated annual members are between the ages of 30 said under state law the point system
program for volunteer ambulance corps cost of the program will be paid by the and 45, Feldman said. The corps has could be changed after the program’s
members. Town of New Castle and $5,000 of the estimated that 25 of the “core members” establishment.
In August, trustees unanimously estimated annual cost will be paid by the would be eligible for benefits under the The village has been meeting with
approved putting up a proposition on Town of Bedford,” the proposition now service award program, he said. the ambulance corps about the point
Nov. 3 to create a Length of Service states in part. “The remaining unpaid Trustee Peter Grunthal said he system, he said.
Award Program for corps volunteers. balance of $30,000 will be paid by the
It would be similar to the one offered Village/Town of Mount Kisco. However,
to the village’s volunteer firefighters, the Village/Town of Mount Kisco will
which provides payments to members
who qualify under terms of a state point
absorb any such costs not paid by either
or both such communities.”
If voters approve the ballot measure,
Change of Use Legislation
At the Sept. 21 village board meeting,
trustees needed to approve changes in
the ballot proposition’s language to meet
payments would be made to eligible
volunteers when they reached 65 years
old. Those who earned enough points
Being Drafted in Mt. Kisco
By Neal Rentz additional parking spaces.”
Westchester County Board of Election would be paid $20 per month for each The Mount Kisco village attorney is Otherwise, the building inspector would
requirements, Mayor Michael Cindrich year of service, up to a maximum of 40 putting the finishing touches on legislation only need to provide a minor change of
said. It now details the contributions years. regulating changes of use on commercial use permit.
from the towns of New Castle and Christopher Feldman, president of the properties. At last week’s meeting, trustees agreed
Bedford for the program as portions Friends of the Mount Kisco Volunteer Whitney Singleton told the board of to a request by property owner Angelo
trustees on Sept. 21 that once finished Pino to speed up the process in which an
the measure would address development applicant could appear before the planning
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to Speak proposals that would significantly increase
“the intensity of use on a site.” Singleton
board if town staff determined planning
board review was required. Currently, a
at John Jay Homestead Oct. 2
said he is incorporating changes based on developer must provide his submission
recent public comments. to the planning board at least three weeks
Under current village law, owners of before a meeting to have a project placed
On Friday, Oct. 2, Friends of John Jay Ballroom at John Jay Homestead, 400 small, independent businesses could on an agenda, he said.
Homestead will present their annual Route 22 in Katonah. Registration will sell their establishment to a national Mayor Michael Cindrich said “there’s a
Goodhue Lecture with Henry Louis begin at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will follow chain, which could then move in without lot of misinformation” among residents
Gates, Jr., speaking about “Genealogy and at 7 p.m. and there will then be a reception planning board approval. Officials said about the legislation. Planning board
Genetics: African American Lives. and book signing. they are hoping to put a law in place to approval wouldn’t be required unless
The Goodhue Lecture commemorates Ticket prices are $20 for members; $30 prevent that from happening after several a proposed project would significantly
Mary B. Goodhue, former state legislator for non-members. Reservations and pre- previous change of uses could have heighten the intensity of commercial use,
and longtime supporter of the John Jay payment are strongly recommended as it benefited from further review. he said. The board agreed, however, that
Homestead. is likely that the evening will be sold out. Some of the legislation’s proposed it would search for ways to speed up the
Dr. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher For more information, to pre-purchase changes require planning board approval referral of applications to the planning
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Harvard University. org; or visit the Web site at www. of use, require additional infrastructure, 5 meeting.
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Transportation Facility Vote on Tap Tuesday in Byram Hills
By Martin Wilbur will not increase property owners’ taxes. the wash bay will be able to recycle about Davidson said. It will also allow the
Byram Hills School District voters will The district plans on paying for the 90 percent of the water used to clean the district to move some of the buses that are
decide next Tuesday if they want to pay for project by transferring money from its vehicles. It will be particularly important currently parked on the grass to free up
an expanded and renovated transportation undesignated fund balance to the capital to the district and town in winter to allow more parking spaces, he said.
facility to provide adequate administrative projects line, which requires voters to for the quick removal of salt that kicks up Laselle said that a tentative working
offices, storage and a large group meeting pass a referendum. While Byram Hills on the outside of vehicle to extend the life arrangement between the district and the
space for drivers and mechanics. currently has $3,080,000 in fund balance, of the buses and trucks, Laselle said. town has been discussed for use of the
The Oct. 6 proposition for the $2.42 the transfer would at least temporarily The district currently has 31 full- wash bay. Currently, the town would use it
million project also includes a vehicle wash leave the district with less than 1 percent sized buses, 26 vans and 12 maintenance from about 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., freeing
bay that will be shared between the school of its operating budget in undesignated vehicles. up the facility for the school buses the rest
district and the Town of North Castle for reserve. Project architect Russell Davidson of the time. The district would monitor
its buses and trucks, respectively, said “We believe that there is no issue in said the facility was beginning to show use to figure how much the town would
Byram Hills Business Manager Richard terms of utilizing the dollars for this its age and that while school buildings contribute toward maintenance costs, he
Laselle. A state grant of up to $373,000 project and that this is a good use of the and classrooms are the priorities for any said.
has been obtained by the district to cover dollars and it’s a way of making sure there district, the transportation issue needed Voting takes place this Tuesday, Oct.
90 percent of the wash bay’s cost; however, would be no tax impact,” Laselle said. to be addressed. It also makes sense for 6, at the H.C. Crittenden School, at 10
construction of the bay must be completed Along with the grant and 10 percent the school district and town to partner on MacDonald Ave., in Armonk from 6:30
by March 31, 2011, for the district to state aid reimbursement, the project the wash bay since neither will use it for a a.m. to 9 p.m. Voters who have obtained
recoup the money, he said. would cost Byram Hills about $1.8 million, full day, he said. absentee ballots must submit them by 5
Despite the price tag, Laselle said the provided the deadline for the wash bay “It’s great to see two entities that need p.m. on Oct. 6.
work at the MacDonald Avenue facility construction is met, he said. Once built, the building for half a day build one,”
Hochman Pleased With State of the Bedford School District
By Rick Pezzullo
Bedford Superintendent of Schools
‘The state of our district? It is working high school are ranging between 25 and
29 students, and many foreign language
Dr. Jere Hochman recently presented
his “State of the District” report to the
remarkably well and is situated for the next classes in the high school and middle
school are larger than in past years. “We are
board of education, and the second year
administrator who succeeded embattled ambitious level of accomplishments.’ seeing anticipated effects the budget has
on some high school classes. However, we
Superintendent Debra Jackson is pleased are keenly aware that we reached a critical
with the direction the district is headed. JERE HOCHMAN, BEDFORD SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS point in cuts for this year while preserving
“The state of our district? It is working courses and approaches that make Bedford
remarkably well and is situated for the is filled with bright, dedicated and skilled However, as well as students in the district uniquely Bedford,” Hochman said.
next ambitious level of accomplishments,” teachers, administrators and staff members, are performing, Hochman acknowledged Hochman noted the district was
Hochman declared. “There are no ceilings all on a mission for student successes,” he an achievement gap does exist, particularly implementing a new model for gifted and
or quotas on high expectations, academic continued. “We are supported by involved between white students and minorities, enrichment education in the elementary
achievement, and school membership. parents and dedicated citizens eager to the latter of which makeup 32 percent of schools, along with an enhanced model for
Every single student, every single day. That establish a strong sense of community for the student body. “Wouldn’t we expect staff development.
resonated when I first uttered it last year all our students.” our performing groups, our teams, our “As a learning community characterized
and I appreciate the acknowledgement Hochman pointed out of the more than AP classes, to look like our student body? by systemic planning and continuous
from many of you that it reflects who we 300 students in the Class of 2009, 96 percent And if that doubles the number of calculus development, the ends of our work as
are and knowing that it is more than a little graduated, and of those who graduated, 96 classes or AP classes, so be it,” Hochman a district are clear: learning, efficiency,
catch phrase.” percent planned to continue their learning said. accountability and democracy,” Hochman
“The Bedford Central School District at two or four-year colleges. Due to budget constraints, classes in the concluded.
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P’ville Garden Club Planter Project Beautifies Mt. Pleasant
The Pleasantville Garden Club has station. Club members have continued to
long focused on beautification projects devote their time to tending and watering
throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant. the planters.
Recently, under the leadership of Club “The Pleasantville Garden Club’s planter
President Betty Hart, they donated 25 project has provided a noticeable aesthetic
northern white cedar planters to the improvement along commercial streets in
town. Hawthorne and Thornwood,” said Mount
Beautification committee members Pleasant Supervisor Robert Meehan. “We
Patricia Helwig and Carol Ciccone spent are very grateful for the dedication and
long hours putting together the proposal work of the members of the garden club
and purchased the planters. Along with and their efforts to beautify the town. This
many of the club’s members, they filled project is a huge success.”
the planters with boxwood and a variety The Pleasantville Garden Club typically
of seasonal flowers. The Mount Pleasant meets on the first Thursday of each month,
Department of Recreation and Parks, led October through May, at 9:30 a.m. at the
by Superintendent Harry Canniff, and Pleasantville Presbyterian Church. The
Parks Superintendent Steve Mott assisted next program on Oct. 1 is “Repotting and
on this “planter project.” They painted the the Care of Orchids,” featuring Glafkos
planters, delivered them to the storefronts Keramidas, owner of Venamy Orchids in
and filled them with gravel and compost. Brewster. The program is free and open to
The Garden Club raised the funds for kathryn ross, pleasantville Garden club co-president, Mount pleasant parks Superintendent Steve Mott, carol the public.
the project from their annual plant wale, ciccone, Mount pleasant recreation and parks Superintendent harry canniff, Garden club president Betty
held in May at the Pleasantville train hart, patricia helwig and Mount pleasant Supervisor robert F. Meehan beautify the hawthorne train station.
P’ville Streetscape Extended Chappaqua Rotary Sponsors
Community Day this Saturday
By Sam Barron streetscape improvements and we were
The ongoing streetscape improvements able to accomplish this without affecting
along Bedford Road in Pleasantville will current or future year taxes, or the fund
be extended to the bridge at the Saw Mill balance.” There’s something for everyone politicians, cotton candy and many other
River Parkway. Current Bedford Road improvements at Community Day. At this annual surprises are in store for you.
The village board, which reached the involve installing a traffic light at the celebration, sponsored by the Rotary Club The town will also feature an expanded
decision at its Sept. 21 work session, intersection of Pleasantville Road and of Chappaqua, residents and merchants “Green Alley,” with many ideas on helping
approved the move because the contractor aiming to improve pedestrian safety and gather in one place to socialize, learn and the environment. At the Sustainability
is currently in the area working on another walkability. Work was to have ended at the have fun. Advisory Board’s booth, come by to see
project and it would be less expensive corner of 505 Bedford Road, the strip mall The event will be held this Saturday, what you can do at home to reduce your
than if trustees had waited for another that includes Dunkin’ Donuts and Carvel. Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the carbon footprint.
opportunity. The extended improvements, Trustee Jonathan Cunningham expressed Chappaqua Train Station plaza. Plans Local groups interested in a booth or
which will connect the sidewalk to the his support for the plan noting that the are in the works for more rides than ever, anyone want to make an appointment
other side of the bridge, will cost the village project is something that needs to be done, musical entertainment and, of course, to participate in the day’s blood drive
an additional $20,000. Half of the work is and that the village is getting a good deal. every kids’ favorite, the fire trucks. More should contact John Ehrlich at john@
being funded by federal grant money with “The cost differential between now and than 50 exhibition booths staffed by local ehrlichmedia.com or call 914-238-8444.
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BusinWeek Apple Antiques
By Martin Wilbur who offers a potpourri of items; another
Larry Guida may be a 30-year antiques that specializes in Art Nouveau frames and
business veteran but last year he was forced fine English china, and another with fine
into the unfortunate position of having to furniture, lighting and art. There is also a
start over. selection of modern furniture from Brazil,
The building at 342 Lexington Ave. in along with paintings, lighting and hand-
Mount Kisco where his business, Apple carved picture frames.
Antiques, had been located for about eight In addition to the antiques, Guida now
years went up in flames during an early showcases pottery, fine costume jewelry
2008 electrical fire. Hundreds of thousands and paintings and a booth with farm tables.
of dollars of his merchandise was lost. Each of the dealers is an expert in their field,
long-term dealers who know the ropes of
‘I wanted a cross-section the antiques business. Guida is also pleased
with the more varied and eclectic nature
of today’s dealers so of his new shop, blending the old and the
that our shop will modern.
“I wanted a cross-section of today’s dealers
always be current with so that our shop will always be current with
a firm footing in the traditional,” Guida
Whether it’s furniture, jewelry or a wide assortment of furnishings, the serious collector or newcomer will
find the new apple antiques on Lexington avenue in Mount kisco intriguing.
a firm footing in the explained.
At Apple Antiques there isn’t just a wide
traditional.’ variety of merchandise but price ranges as
antiques are uncommon but a dealer or a make sure you get pleasure out of it and
well. For example, Guida said that he carries
tables starting from $500 up to $8,000. He customer, for that matter, really needs to then worry about the investments side
LARRY GUIDA educate themselves. of it,” Guida said. “If you look at it like an
has chairs starting from $75.
“It was a nightmare trying to get it all For more than three decades, antiques has “The good pieces are hard to find, they’re investment you don’t really enjoy it, you
appraised,” recalled Guida, a longtime been Guida’s first love. It developed when not that easy to find,” Guida said. “You covet it but you don’t enjoy it.”
Chappaqua resident before moving recently he first started restoring wood furniture, really have to know what you’re doing when Especially when it comes to wood, Guida
to New Rochelle. “We actually had to go among many of Guida’s jobs during college you’re looking.” doesn’t even worry about getting nicks and
through the char and (ask) ‘What is this, to make money. Instead of pursuing Almost any type of item can be considered cuts in his pieces since he specializes in
what is that?’ Believe it or not there was a lot teaching, he pursued his love of antiques. an antique, not just furniture or jewelry. restoration.
of burnt pieces left over that the insurance Among his favorites items are French, Glassware, paintings, coins and stamps that Not just content in Mount Kisco, Guida is
adjustors and myself had to go through.” Swedish and French-Canadian furniture are generally at least 50 years old could be also opening another store at 75 N. Central
But on Sept. 8, Guida and Apple Antiques from the late 18th century through the 19th antiques, he said. Ave., in Elmsford, which will specialize
rose from the ashes to re-open at the same century. Until the current recession hit, Guida in estate and used furniture and quality
location. This time, Guida tried something Age alone doesn’t determine value in generally considered antiques a good consignments.
a little different. He still has many of the antiques, he said. It is the quality and the investment. A typical piece has fallen in Apple Antiques is open seven days a
same style pieces, including fine country finish that helps to boost its value. The value by 30 to 40 percent during the last week, Monday through Saturday, 10:30
wood furniture that is among his favorite; level of craftsmanship in the 18th and few years. But he advises that regardless a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon
however, Apple Antiques is now a six-dealer 19th century is generally superior to most of value, a customer should be happy with to 4 p.m.
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Attorney General’s Septic Company Suit Welcomed
email@example.com State Attorney General Andrew DEP and the state that they saw the truck’s office was forced to step in. Over the
Cuomo and his office must be applauded long hose draped over the side of the summer, when Bauer filed a lawsuit
for the recent filing of a lawsuit against a small embankment leading to a stream. against Chappaqua Septic to get his
Chappaqua waste hauler in state Supreme The stream, which flowed into the pond pond dredged, Ron Gatto, Westchester’s
Court in White Plains. of their neighbor, Stephen Bauer, is also director of environmental security,
adam Stone Very often when a high-profile official, a tributary of the New Croton Reservoir revealed that the attorney general’s office
such as Cuomo, launches an investigation that is used for some of New York City’s was looking into the matter.
or sues an entity, it’s viewed through the drinking water. Talk about a disgrace, Gatto wasn’t
Martin Wilbur prism of politics. It could be construed When the truck driver noticed that even notified about the incident until
firstname.lastname@example.org that with Cuomo on everyone’s short list, the couple wanted to go by, he retracted two years had lapsed. The county spends
Editor-in-Chief including apparently President Obama’s, the hose, got into his truck and went on good money on someone who has
to make a serious run for the Democratic his way. The Dankos returned to look spent his life fighting for environmental
neal rentz nomination for governor next year, that for where the hose had been and it was justice--including taking on former
email@example.com there will be an avalanche of inquiries and a sickening sight. Hundreds of gallons New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Assistant Editor lawsuits during the upcoming months to of human waste, toilet paper and almost and his administration’s checkered
amy Borrelli embellish his credentials. anything else flushed down a toilet sitting environmental record--and he isn’t even
Copy Editor Sometimes the arousal of that there. The stench was nauseating. brought in during the investigation. Now
suspicion is warranted. In this case it is Here were two people who witnessed that should be the subject of an inquiry.
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most definitely not. an offense and did everything authorities Fortunately, Cuomo’s office is looking
The attorney general’s suit against ask good citizens to do and the to make amends. At this point, it’s not
Bill primavera Chappaqua Septic, Inc. is long overdue. Westchester County’s District Attorney’s only about punishing wrongdoers but
firstname.lastname@example.org Incredibly, it has taken three years for a office couldn’t--or wouldn’t--bring making sure that the penalties are stiff
Real Estate Editor law enforcement agency to put the white- criminal charges following a lengthy enough that another outfit doesn’t decide
Brian kluepfel hot glare of the spotlight on a company investigation. Worse yet, after two years that it’s worth the risk of getting caught.
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Music Editor questions to answer. could no longer be criminally charged. drinking water source.
On Sept. 15, 2006, a Woodland All Bauer wanted was to make sure the Whatever Cuomo’s short-term
rick pezzullo Road couple, Miriam and Paul Danko, people responsible for this disgrace felt political aspirations, let’s he wins one for
firstname.lastname@example.org encountered a Chappaqua Septic truck the full brunt of the law and to have his Stephen Bauer and those who support
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Let’s Volunteer to Help Neighbors Impacted By Elimination of North Castle Leaf Vacumming
Reporter To the Editor: town’s expenses. Instead of once again to teach our children what it means to
On Sept. 14, the North Castle Town condemning cost-cutting measures taken give back? Let’s make this the first step in
Billy Boguski Board unanimously voted to suspend leaf by the board, I propose that we all get getting together as a town to offer our time
Photographer vacuuming as a way of cutting expenses. together as a community to help solve this in ways that will help alleviate our budget
This will save our town an estimated problem. WE can help OUR residents who and keep our taxes as low as possible. Just
annette van ommeren $500,000. Residents will now have to are senior citizens, sick and handicapped think of where this could lead? I would be
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Games Editor some of our residents. I applaud this next several weekends to bag leaves for Stacy Silpe is a Democratic candidate
change as a smart way of reducing our those that can’t. Is this not a great way for the North Castle Town Board
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ray Gallagher To the Editor: sional ruling class would be created in this Many of our nations “leaders,” such as
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By Sam Barron Friends and family helped Martinez
For the almost two years, Millwood with his project, with about seven
resident and Horace Greeley High School volunteers joining Martinez on each trip.
junior Michael Martinez spent his free He said it took a little explaining to get his
time at Chappaqua Friends’ Graveyard. family on board.
Martinez was recently awarded the “My family was shocked at first,”
Greater Hudson Heritage Network Martinez said. “They asked me what I was
Award Toward Excellence for his efforts doing there. Once they started to know
in cataloguing and inventorying 1,030 what it was, they supported the project.”
graves at the cemetery. He made a map Martinez said he had only been to the
of the cemetery to indicate exactly where Quaker House once before his project. A Michael Martinez, right, shakes hands with Gray Williams, a member of the new castle historical Society.
people are buried. member of the Scouts for most of his life, Martinez was recently honored with the Greater hudson heritage network award toward excellence for
He will be presented with the award at his other projects have included teaching documenting more than 1000 graves at chappaqua Friends Graveyard.
the Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s people how to use a GPS and restoring
Annual Meeting at the Overlook Lodge in trails.
Bear Mountain on Friday.
Martinez first heard of the project as a
“My friends were in it,” Martinez said.
“It looked at it as a fun thing to do, I’ve
‘My family was shocked at first. They asked me
member of the Eagle Scouts in September
2007 and thought that it sounded
enjoyed it. It has really prepared me, it’s
been a really good experience.”
what I was doing there. Once they started to
interesting. During each cemetery trip,
Martinez and fellow volunteers would
Cataloguing and mapping out graves is
not as easy it appears. Some of the graves know what it was, they supported the project.’
catalogue up to 100 graves at a time. The were extremely illegible, while other
project was completed in February 2009. graves suffered from corrosion. After MICHAEL MARTINEz
“We were trying to make a map so cataloguing the graves, Martinez then had
people would find where to go,” Martinez to go back to the cemetery and measure
said. “Being at the cemetery was fine, it points where all the gravestones were, set
was pretty calm. I saw that it needed to up landmarks like trees and rocks, and set
be done, and I figured it was something up the position of the gravestones so he town,” Martinez said. hours on this project.”
worthwhile to do.” could complete the map. Martinez said he has received positive While Martinez enjoyed the project, he
The graveyard of the Chappaqua From a historical perspective, Martinez feedback from the Quakers, but never is happy to be finished with it, and hopes
Friends’ Meeting was first established found Quaker Cemetery to be fascinating. expected to receive the honor from the that it will be a valuable service for people
about 1745 and contains the monuments Many of the founders and historic figures Greater Hudson Heritage Society. looking to locate where a family member
of the Quaker settlers of the community of New Castle are buried there, and “I’m really excited to get it,” Martinez or loved one is buried.
and generations of their descendants. It Martinez recognized many of the names said. “I was not expecting this at all. It “I’m grateful for everyone that
forms part of the Old Quaker Hamlet of as having streets named after them. means a lot, it had really paid off. The helped me,” Martinez said. “I feel really
Chappaqua. “It’s pretty much the history of the volunteers and I worked a combined 500 accomplished about what I’ve done.”
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Donald Buonomo N.Y. 2 brothers Donald Ciaffa (Louise) an avid gardener and reader. service. She taught religion classes at St.
Donald Buonomo, of Chappaqua, passed of Franklin Lakes, N.J. and Philip Ciaffa Reda is survived by her devoted husband, Francis of Assisi Parish in Mount Kisco,
away peacefully on Sept. 17. (Carol) of Fairfield, Conn. Also survived Joseph Reda, of Valhalla, and her loving where she also served as human life
He was 44. by his 9 cherished grandchildren and 4 daughters, Josephine, April and Patricia, of coordinator for a number of years.
Buonomo is survived by his parents, Mary great grandchildren. Reposing, Hawthorne Valhalla, and Elvira (Ellie) of Putnam Valley. A former member of the board of directors
and Donald; brother, Lawrence (Claudia); Funeral Home on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 She is also survived by her two cherished of the Catholic Guardian Society and Home
sisters Suzanne and Janet Racz (George); PM and Monday 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, grandchildren, Barbara (Michael) Condon Bureau of New York City, ziminsky worked
nephews Theodore and Gregory Racz; and Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, N.Y. and Catherine (Robert) Naclerio and seven during the 1980s and 1990s in support of its
niece Hannah Buonomo. on Tuesday 10 AM. Interment, Ferncliff great-grandchildren, Michael, Michelle and Maternity Services Program. She and her
Buonomo was born Sept. 13, 1965. He was Cemetery, Hartsdale, N.Y. Hawthorne Matthew Condon and Anthony, Angelina, husband of 56 years, Victor D. ziminsky Jr.,
an Eagle Scout with Troop 94 of Armonk Funeral Home 21 Stevens Ave. Hawthorne, Samantha and Christopher Naclerio. She a senior investment advisor with Morgan
and his love of the outdoors, hiking and NY 10532 (914) 769-4404. was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara, Stanley Smith Barney in New York, received
camping remained with him. He graduated in 1976; two sisters, Maria Gaeta and the agency’s Child of Peace Award in 1992.
from Horace Greeley High School and Harold Harris Florence Florentino; and one brother, As a member of the board, ziminsky came
University of Bridgeport. He had a great Harold E. Harris, of Hawthorne, died on Arthur DeLuca. up with the name “child of peace” for the
passion for life filling his time with friends, Sept. 22 at his residence. Calling hours were at Hawthorne Funeral award dinner that has served as a fundraiser
skiing, traveling and music. His creative He was 64. Home on Sept. 24. A Funeral Mass was held annually since 1985. Board member Julia
side was expressed through his art and Harris was born on Jan. 28, 1945, to the late at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Valhalla Shea recalled that ziminsky believed the
photography. Buonomo’s courageous spirit, Harold and Dolores Harris in Schenectady, on Sept. 25, followed by interment at Gate of name particularly suited the cause: “that a
unique view of life and generosity will be N.Y. He was a financial manager with Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. child might be born to a woman who felt
missed by all who knew and loved him. TIAA-CREF Teachers Insurance in New that someone cared.”
Calling hours were Sept. 23 A funeral York City. Florence Winne During the 1990s, ziminsky was director
service was held on Sept. 24 at Cassidy- Harris was predeceased by his second wife, Florence Maude Winne (nee James), of of the Birthright office in Mount Kisco, part
Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco. Jeanne Harris, in 2007. He is survived by his Pleasantville, died Sept. 22. of an international network that cares for
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made loving children, Kelly Harris of Brooklyn, She was 90. women in crisis pregnancies. The ziminskys’
to the charity of your choice. Suzanne Cortese of Valhalla, Lisa Griffin Winne was born to Edward Thompson home became a Birthright Shelter Home for
and her husband, Daniel, of Chappaqua, James and Anna Louisa Christina Klug on three women over the years. In 1994, she
Anthony J. Ciaffa and Mark Harris of Hawthorne, and his Sept. 23, 1918 in Brooklyn. She married the received The Rose Award given by Rosalie
Anthony J. Ciaffa 91, of Valhalla, N.Y. and four cherished grandchildren, Brianna late Loyal Alfred Winne in March 1940. The Hall, a New York City agency that cares
formerly of the Woodlawn section of Bronx, and Christopher Cortese and Patrick and couple settled in Pleasantville to raise their for pregnant and parenting teenagers and
N.Y. died on Sept. 24, 2009. He was born Julia Griffin. His first wife, Marj C. Vitz, of three daughters, Lois Ann Gizzi (Samuel), young women and their families.
on March 6, 1918 to the late Dominick and Southbury, Conn., also survives him. Diane Edith Lehnert (Timothy) and Joan Born July 4, 1931 in Brooklyn, her parents
Petrina (nee Cuti) Ciaffa in Bronx, N.Y. He Funeral Services were held at Hawthorne Alison Crossman (Michael). were the late Henry and Mary Margaret
proudly served in the US Army during WWII Funeral Home on Sept. 25. Interment was Winne retired from the Reader’s Digest Mannix. ziminsky attended Convent of
from 1941-1945 in the 104th Calvary Horse private. Corporation in Chappaqua. After her the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn. and
Unit and Radio Operator in the European In lieu of flowers, donations to the retirement, she was active with the United graduated in 1953 from Newton College
Arena. Anthony was a retired Traffic Mgr. American Cancer Society would be Methodist Church of Pleasantville Women’s with a major in English Literature and
with Allied International Air Parts Shipping appreciated. Sewing Group. minor in Sociology.
in NYC. He was predeceased by his devoted She is predeceased by brothers Edward In addition to her husband, ziminsky is
wife Lucretia (nee Franchi) Ciaffa in 2006, 1 Grace Reda James and William James and sister Bertha. survived by seven sons, Victor D. ziminsky
brother and 2 sisters. Anthony is surviced Grace P. Reda, of Valhalla, died on Sept. Rowehl. She is survived by two older siblings, III, Joseph M. ziminsky, Peter G. ziminsky,
by his cherished children; Anthony P. Ciaffa 22 at White Plains Hospital Center. Marjorie Hohn and Frank James; her three Paul C. ziminsky, Andrew V. ziminsky,
and his wife Deborah of LeMars, Iowa She was 81. daughters; three granddaughters, Deborah Mathew H. ziminsky and Luke ziminsky;
Christine Stephens and her husband Robert Reda was born on March 17, 1928, to the Gizzi, Donna Torrisi and Joelle Kovanic- four daughters, Mary Margaret (Meggin)
of Valhalla, N.Y. and Lucretia Shapiro and late Alfred and Elvira DeLuca in New York Persaud; four great-grandchildren, Michael Cooke, Mary Evelyn (Muffin) Dowdle,
her husband Richard of White Plains, City. She loved to cook and crochet and was Torrisi, Deanna Torrisi, Emily Persaud and Frances Bovers Schereschewsky and
Nicholas Persaud; and numerous nephews, Kathryn Ann Field; 21 grandchildren; and
nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. one great-granddaughter. Also surviving
The family received friends at the Beecher are ziminsky’s sisters, Aileen Schaefer
Funeral Home, Inc, in Pleasantville on Sept. of West Islip, Sheila Mannix of Bedford
26 proceeded by a prayer service. Interment Hills, Delia Burke of Pound Ridge and her
followed at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla. brother, Charles Mannix, of Clinton, Conn.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Henry
Frances Ziminsky Mannix, John Mannix and Joseph Mannix,
Frances Mannix ziminsky, mother of 11 as well as her sister Mary Margaret (Moppy)
children and former longtime resident of Hughes; and by her son-in-law, the late
Mount Kisco who was honored by agencies Christopher Nugent Bovers.
of the Archdiocese of New York for her A funeral mass was held on Sept. 23 at St.
years of service and commitment to the Patrick’s Church in Bedford.
Gospel of Life, died Monday at her home in In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made
Pound Ridge. to Rosalie Hall, 4150 Bronx Blvd., Bronx,
She was 78. N.Y. 10466 or The Society of the Sacred
BEECHER FUNERAL HOME, INC. ziminsky was a homemaker who
enthusiastically guided her children through
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Sept. 18: An outside police agency fled.
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requested assistance at the Holiday Inn, Sept. 24: An attempted larceny was
1 Holiday Inn Drive, following report of reported at the Gap on South Moger
a homeless person at the establishment Avenue at 1:56 p.m. No merchandise was
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subject was a guest who was staying at the
Personal and complete
Personal and complete Sept. 19: Report of a robbery on
Lexington Avenue at 3 a.m. No further
details were released as the incident is the
Sept. 20: An iPod was stolen by three
males on Manville Road after the owner
let them hold the iPod. The three males
Funeral service subject of an ongoing investigation.
Sept. 19: A 49-year-old Mount Kisco
man was arrested for DWI on North
left the area in a black civic.
Sept. 25: A 50-year old male was
charged with making harassing phone
Bedford Road at 11:59 p.m. calls to his ex-wife.
Sept. 20: Report of a robbery on Lundy
Lane at 5:02 a.m. No further details were New Castle
418 Bedford Road released as the incident is the subject of an
Sept. 20: A DWI arrest occurred on
PLEASANTVILLE Sept. 22: At 2:59 p.m., a report of
a suspicious incident at the Target
Sept. 23: A suspicious vehicle was
reported on Orchard Ridge Road. The
769-0001 department store on Preston Way. A
woman stated she was being followed by
vehicle was gone by the time police
www.beecherfh.com a male subject and may have wanted to Sept. 24: A stationary bike was stolen
take a picture of her with a cell phone. The from Horace Greeley High School.
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Chappaqua Author Writes “We’ve been through good and bad times
together,” said Levine’s longtime friend Risa
Fox of Rockwood, Md. “The book reminds
New Book on Surviving a you that the value of friendship is when you
can go through life situations together, and
we have. That’s a true friend.”
Lost Friendship Levine surveyed more than 1,500 women
about their friendship experiences and
learned they were willing to tell-all—as long
By Janie Rosman National Women’s Friendship Day, as they remained anonymous.
celebrated on the third Sunday in September, “There’s a great deal of stigma attached to
t was meant to be that Chappaqua was founded in 1999 by the Memphis, breakups between friends, so it’s a topic that
resident Irene S. Levine, Ph.D. celebrate Tenn.-based Kappa Delta Sorority. we don’t know much about,” Levine said.
the release of her new book about best “Initially we were going to hold the book She also gleaned information from her
friends on National Women’s Friendship launch in New York City,” Dellaero said. readers via The Friendship Blog, (http://
Day surrounded by, well, her close friends. “After talking we decided it would be great www.thefriendshipblog.com/) where she
Levine, a freelance journalist, held a book to have it here (at the salon) since we live in discusses female friendships.
launch party for her first solo endeavor, town and have many friends here.” Vikki DeMeo, who is referenced in
“Best Friends Forever: Surviving A Break- The two met 15 years ago when Levine Levine’s book, met the author when they
up With Your Best Friend,” (The Overlook became a client at the shop Dellaero operates were undergraduates at Queens College.
Press, 2009) on Sept. 20 at Donna Hair on a quiet stretch of North Greeley Avenue. “We had horseshoe seating, and (Levine) janie roSMan photoS
Design in Chappaqua. “We clicked,” Dellaero said. “You know would fall asleep opposite me in class,” irene S. Levine, left, author of “Best Friends
“Irene is a close friend of mine and how one person’s strength compliments the DeMeo said. “After the fourth class I knew Forever: Surviving a Break-up With your Best
was asked to write this book after many other person? That’s what happened with I had to meet her.” Friend,” with longtime friend risa Fox during the
published articles (on the subject),” said us.” Although they enrolled in different Sept. 20 book launch party in chappaqua.
salon owner Donna Dellaero. “(The book) Her salon was packed with conversations master’s degree programs at St. John’s
hits home for so many of us.” punctuated with laughter. University they kept in touch even when it
wasn’t possible to spend time together, said told you so,’” and ‘Extend an olive branch
DeMeo, who characterized their relationship even if you think the other person is wrong,’”
as a “very special friendship.” she said.
White wicker baskets overflowed with Levine trained as a psychologist and is a
guest favors—pink and red sponge “stress” research professor of psychiatry at the New
hearts with “best” on one half of each York University School of Mental Health.
heart and “friends” on the other, wrapped Last year she co-authored “Schizophrenia
in chocolate kisses. Guests mingled near for Dummies” (Wiley, 2008) with her
the tables laden with delicacies, including husband, psychiatrist Jerome Levine.
homemade cookies and candy, each with “I want to provide women with the
themed Tiffany blue, specially chosen, and tools they need to assess their friendships,
gold icing as Dellaero and Levine welcomed strengthen them and get rid of those that
people at the door. drain them,” she said of “Best Friends
“The book offers advice on surviving a Forever.”
painful broken friendship as well as strategies As two guests approached to bid her
about how to patch up a friendship,” said goodbye, Levine remarked that the party’s
Juliet Grames, its editor. “Lots of books talk friendly, relaxed atmosphere was “haimish.”
about mending romantic relationships, yet “That means warm, cozy, inviting,” she
there are no clear rules when a friendship explained.
ruptures.” Who knows, maybe the afternoon helped
Of Levine’s many suggestions, Grames foster new friendships.
the tasty food spread at the book launch party. found two especially helpful: “’Don’t say ‘I
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Annual Children’s Cancer Fund
F Walkathon to Raise Research Money
or Monica Nolan, the trip to the
pediatrician a couple years ago was
supposed to be a routine 18 month
checkup for her daughter Kiera. By Martin Wilbur
But after blood work was done and
the results were returned, Nolan and her
husband, Paul, heard the words that every
parent dreads--their child had leukemia.
“We were saddened, we were confused,
we were angry,” recalled Nolan, a Valhalla
resident. “They told us that her type of
cancer is 80 percent curable. So at least the
chances were pretty darn good, especially
when it comes to cancer.”
Luckily for Kiera and her parents, the
leukemia was detected early, increasing her
chances of recovery. But the family was also
fortunate that at the nearby Maria Ferrari
Children’s Hospital they met up with
Dr. Somasundaram Jayabose, the head
of pediatric oncology. Jayabose has been
affiliated with Westchester Medical Center
since 1981, shortly after the hospital began
providing clinical services for children
with cancer. Over the years the medical
center, and more recently the Maria Ferrari
Children’s Hospital, has developed into a
major center for the treatment of childhood
cancer in the metropolitan area.
A good part of that credit goes to
Jayabose, who started the Children’s Cancer
Fund in 17 years ago to help raise money for
childhood cancer research. Jayabose said kiera’s clan, a team formed by Monica nolan and her family, is once again ready to join hundreds of walkers this Saturday at the 12th annual children’s cancer
government funding is usually tight and Fund Walk-a-thon to raise money for childhood cancer research. kiera nolan was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago when she was 18 months old but is
most research dollars go to longstanding doing well and ready to walk this weekend.
cancer treatment centers. Jayabose and
his colleagues were determined to capture
some of that funding with their initiative. The Children’s Cancer Fund was able to
“When we started there was so little basic hire a social worker to assist families cope
laboratory-based research, in order to help with the stress and emotions of a child’s
that situation we started this in 1992,” he diagnosis.
said. It has also been responsible for the
One of the fundraising events scheduled opening of the Children’s Cancer Treatment
to bring in money over the years is the Center at Westchester Medical Center
Children’s Cancer Fund annual Walk- where children receive their chemotherapy
a-Thon. On Saturday, the Nolans and in a friendly, non-threatening place
hundreds of families from Westchester atmosphere and are treated on an out-
and the New York area in general will patient basis.
participate in the12th renewal of the three- Jayabose said one of the most important
mile walk at FDR State Park in Yorktown. aspects of research is to try and identify even
Last year the event attracted between 500 a small number of cancer cells in a child
and 700 participants who raised close to that would make for earlier detection.
$100,000, Jayabose said. As her daughter is prepared to finish
The Nolans are prepared for the trek her chemotherapy treatments, Nolan
around the park with their team, Kiera’s said her family is grateful to have had the
Clan, a collection of about 20 friends and organization’s support the past two years
relatives who support the family and find to help them through their most difficult
sponsors to donate money. Nolan and her period.
“I’ll sing the Children’s Cancer Fund’s the nolan family
family are ready for the challenge of the
walk. praises to the day I die,” Nolan said.
While the impetus for the Children’s For those interested in participating in
this Saturday’s Walk-a-Thon or for more
Chappaqua Business Gives Back
Cancer Fund’s creation may have been to
raise desperately needed funds for research, details or to become a sponsor, contact
for families who have experienced the Kathie Lusardi at Kathie.Lusardi@att.net.
to Help Support Connection
shock of having a child diagnosed with or at 203-778-5001. Registration begins at
cancer the organization can also function as 9 a.m. and the walkers step off at 10 a.m.
a support system, Nolan said. Each family For more information about the
that has been devastated by the experience Children’s Cancer Fund or to register By Rick Pezzullo to Support Connection, they are a gift to
is visited by a fund member who has had online, visit www.childrenscancerfund. When a cancer patient is undergoing their employees and the community.”
a family member stricken with cancer. org. treatments, most of the individual’s Robin Murphy said it is the dedication
energy and attention is given to getting and compassion of the Support
healthier. As a result, daily chores tend to Connection staff and volunteers that
be ignored. deserve to be singled out. “It’s just a great
Chappaqua residents Robin and organization that provides such a much
Gary Murphy, who own a local Maid needed service,” she said. “The more you
Brigade franchise0, recognized that last know Support Connection the more you
fall when they were looking to support want to participate.”
a local organization and found Support Maid Brigade plans to have a team
Connection, whose mission since 1994 participate in the 15th annual Support-
has been to provide emotional, social and A-Walk on Sunday at FDR State Park in
educational support to women and their Yorktown, where thousands of individuals
families and friends affected by breast and will join together to celebrate those who
by Sandro Botticelli
ovarian cancer. have survived battles with cancer and
The Sale of Your Home
The Sale of Your Home
1482 As a way to give back, the Murphys remember family and friends who have
donated gift certificates for cleaning passed away.
Deserves To Be Handled Like
Deserves To Be Handled Like
services to Support Connection to Murphy is also planning to have a
A Work of Fine Art
A Work of Fine Art
distribute to patients. “What the Maid fundraising party of her own for Support
Brigade has done for our people is give Connection later in October. “If you meet
Bill Primavera them a break when they need it most,” them you can’t just help to get involved
said Support Connection Executive and say, ‘What else can we do?’” she said.
If you feel that the marketing of your home deserves the kind Director Kathy Quinn. “These are For further information about Support-
of service that elevates real estate to a work of fine art, contact business owners who know how to run a A-Walk or to make a donation, visit www.
Bill Primavera at 914-522-2076 to get the full picture. business and make a real big difference in supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-
www.ColdwellBankerMoves.com the community. They are a gift, not only 6402 or 1-800-532-4290.
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New Start Date For Route 22 Repaving in North Castle
By Martin Wilbur Most recently, the project was to have completed during the 2008 paving season locations covering about 11.8 miles in
The long wait for the start of repaving begun in late August but the contractor but that didn’t materialize. Westchester that was slated for repaving
on Route 22 in North Castle should come for Route 22, Intercounty Paving of Berman took the uncharacteristic step at work this year that was lumped together
to an end next week--maybe. Hackettstown, N.J., experienced delays last week’s town board meeting of urging with $1.1 billion of road and highway
After months of delays, the state when problems arose with asphalt residents to pepper the DOT’s regional repairs statewide funded through the
Department of Transporation announced compaction on another job on Route 9A office in Poughkeepsie with phone calls federal stimulus package. Also part of the
last week that work is now tentatively in Briarcliff, she said. to put pressure on the agency’s officials to list of projects in Westchster is the Saw
scheduled to begin during the week of The promise of a new start date and start and finish the job before winter. Mill River Parkway between Route 120
Oct. 5 on the stretch of roadway between the constant postponements have been “I’m hoping that a flood of calls from and Roaring Brook Road in New Castle.
Maple Avenue and Route 120. DOT a source of frustration for North Castle many people will get the job done since Of the stimulus money set aside for
spokeswoman Allison Ackerman said Supervisor Reese Berman who has been my flood of calls have not,” she said. New York State roadwor, $167 billion
portable traffic boards alerting motorists told since she took office nearly four Ackerman said the Route 22 paving was earmarked for the Hudson Valley,
to work dates, time of work and lane years ago that the job was on the DOT’s is scheduled to be completed during the including the North Castle and New
closures should be displayed during this radar. Then early last year, the town was 2009 season, which ends Nov. 30. Castle repaving projects.
week, Ackerman said. informed that the work was going to be The Route 22 work is one of eight
Chappaqua Report Card Prompts Test Strategy Questions
By Nick Marricco while meeting the comparatively high test where 86 percent achieved levels 3 these assessment sessions are entered
Don’t expect Chappaqua school standards on state tests. or 4, a discrepancy officials attributed to into a computerized program called
officials to take up the fight to reduce the These topics were brought to light fluctuating difficulty levels on the test, “Assessment Pro,” which then organizes
number of standardized tests anytime during the Chappaqua Board of not the students. the data into pie charts that track a single
soon. Education’s presentation of the 2007- These results prompted questions student’s—or an entire class’—progress.
Citing Gallup’s “Public Attitudes 08 district report card on Sept. 22. The about placing too much emphasis on The data can also be used to make
Towards Education” polls, Superintendent report card summarizes standardized “teaching to the test,” focusing time adjustments to class instruction and
Dr. David Fleishman said most test scores in various subjects and grade and energy on developing test-taking evaluate programs in general.
Americans prefer standardized, state- levels in the district. The discussion techniques and general test preparation “These reading assessments go a
instituted exams in grades 3-8. About centered on the data and what it means at the expense of engaging students and long ways, especially compared to
two out of every three respondents in the for Chappaqua students. exploring subjects more deeply. standardized tests,” said Mary Ford, a
poll, which is released every September, Most notably, the report card “[Tests] do influence curriculum staff developer.
favored the standardized tests. highlighted Chappaqua’s high because we care about the scores,” Horace Greeley High School Principal
“Testing is here to stay,” Fleishman achievement on tests. At least 95 percent acknowledged Deputy Superintendent Andrew Selesnick said he understood
said, even if it presents several challenges of students in grades 3-7 scored a Level Lyn McKay. “So yes and no…but overall students’ anxiety over standardized tests
in its current form. 3 or 4 on the English Language Arts and what we have is what it should be.” and that it was important to help students
One of those challenges is to make sure math exams and on the science tests that Several board members said they are maintain a proper perspective.
students receive the critical thinking and are given in certain grades. The lone confident that students are learning “We try to send the message to
problem solving skills crucial for success exception was the eighth grade English beyond the tests because of a well- students that this is not your life—keep
calibrated internal assessment system. In breathing,” Selesnick said.
contrast to the broad assessments offered Also at the meeting, the board
by state exams, the internal assessments approved tenure appointment to three
are held on a one-to-one basis, where staff members: Patricia Paterson and
a student is asked—depending on age John Kramer, teaching assistants at
level—to read aloud or to themselves Seven Bridges Middle School, and
and then answer a given set of questions Regina McKie, a social studies teacher at
from the teacher. the high school.
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and kevin crim. they are between the ages of nine and 12 and learned to collaboratively write,
storyboard, direct and produce their own original stop-motion animated film. the three films created
were unveiled at a red-carpet premiere on Sept. 24 at the jacob Burns Film center in pleasantville.
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Your Weekly Westchester Real Estate Roundup
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors—Sometimes
We have all heard
the expression “good
In the suburbs, privacy and sound abatement Now people are thinking twice before buy-
ing. And while wood was favored over vinyl
fences make good
neighbors,” not re- call for the use of fencing to assure our separate when the latter was first introduced, vinyl is
now almost universally preferred.
ferring literally to Today, low maintenance is the most im-
the construction of lives when we choose. portant factor in selecting materials in fenc-
fences between us other’s windows without giving it a second scallops defining each eight-foot panel, with ing. While vinyl panels were once much
and our neighbors, thought. In the suburbs, privacy and sound gothic caps on the posts between each. Some more expensive than wood, they are now
By Bill Primavera but rather to the abatement call for the use of fencing to as- neighbors stopped by to tell us how beauti- comparable, if not cheaper, selling for about
sentiment that it’s sure our separate lives when we choose. ful it was. Only years later did a somewhat $120 per eight-foot panel.
better for people to mind their own business Sometimes, you don’t know that you have crusty woman at the end of the road tell me Lately, I’ve become a convert to the use of
and to respect the privacy of others. Some- a problem that needs to be fixed with fenc- that she considered it a “spite” fence when it vinyl but only because its design has toned
times fences make that easier to do. ing until an issue presents itself. first went up and she disliked us for it until down the shiny surface of the early prod-
Then again, fences can create problems, When moving to Westchester, my wife she actually met us. ucts, and now it looks incredibly like wood
depending on how and why they’re used, and I had only one requirement: It is apparent that six-foot fencing has be- grain. And, it lasts and lasts.
how they are designed and how the home we purchased must be come a necessary part of our lifestyle today. The former tradition of four-foot high
they look to their neighbors. Com- an historic one in good condi- When considering the design and imple- fencing between properties allowed neigh-
munity codes have gotten stricter bor to relate to neighbor, and some observers
through the years to protect the The tion. When we found the perfect
home, it happened to be close to
mentation of our walls of privacy, it’s good
to see a guy like Tony Campanella, owner of believe that the preferred height of six-foot
rights of surrounding residents.
We all know about the recent Home a well-traveled road, as most 18th
century homes are, but there was
Campanella Fence Company in Mahopac.
He knows everything about the product,
fences today may have become a symbol for
the state of too many of our neighborhoods:
controversy surrounding the con-
struction of a tall fence in front of
a property in Bedford, occupied by
Guru a line of young deciduous trees
between us and the passing cars.
its installation and the differences in town
codes, so he can advise customers on the
cold, impersonal and isolating.
A likely compromise to deal with our
walled-in bastions of privacy would be to
It was September when we closed best product and design for their properties.
a restaurant owned by a famous actor. and the leaves were still on the trees, but When asked about trends in fencing to- make a conscious effort to live more gre-
At one time, homeowners constructed at the end of October when the leaves fell, day, Campanella stated emphatically that gariously within our own neighborhoods.
stone walls along their property boundaries we suddenly felt a little more exposed than “the hottest trend right now is the ‘good I, for one, have taken to walking as exercise
to clear the land for farming or to contain we wanted to be. I checked with our town’s neighbor’ fence, which looks the same on once more, so that I’m now out on the street,
livestock. But as our farmland evolved to code and found that only a four-foot high both sides.” The issue he brings up is one greeting neighbors personally as I pass their
grow houses instead of vegetables, fruits and fence was allowed on the front and sides that has caused homeowners recently to homes. When I seek privacy, I have that op-
grains, fences began to serve different pur- of a property and it seemed to us that any- seek redress against neighbors who have tion with fencing that adds, rather than de-
poses. By Victorian times, wooden or iron thing short of six feet wouldn’t serve our placed the “ugly” side of a fence, the one tracts, from the beauty of my home.
fences were designed to ornament a prop- purposes. I applied for a variance and it was showing all the construction elements, fac-
erty. By the 20th century, however, when we approved. ing away from their properties. Bill Primavera is a licensed Realtor® (www.
could look across our own property and see Rather than the stockade fencing that Further, Campanella said that in the boom WilliamPrimavera.com) and marketing
into a neighbor’s windows, fences took on was so popular at the time, we remained in years, only the best would do and money practitioner (www.PrimaveraPR.com) who
new meaning and purpose. keeping with the tone of the home by using seemed to be no object in securing the best can be reached for questions or comment at
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Global Warming’s Impact on the Wine Industry
The threat of order indeed. Northern and Southern hemispheres. unknown component of winemaking.
global warming has Climate is one of the most sensitive New wine producing areas further north The next critical step in identifying
been growing at an components of producing quality wines. in Europe and North America would be and addressing global warming is
accelerated pace for Projections have been offered of the created and would replace decimated in Copenhagen in December when
the past five years. impact of rising global temperatures on areas in current locales. Greenland could industrialized countries meet to negotiate
The G-20 meetings components of the wine industry such as actually become a green land of grape the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol. May
this past week have grape production, the quality of wine and crops. calm heads prevail and concrete actions
emphasized where even the displacement of vineyards. 3. A number of current wine regions be enacted.
By our planet is heading Ironically, in Europe the summer heat in Europe and the United States would
Nick Antonaccio if we don’t have a waves, hailstorms and diseases virtually disappear, unable to Nick Antonaccio is a 30-year Pleasantville
global program of of the last four vintages have sustain their terroir. resident. For 10 years he has conducted
cooperation to stem the tide of melting ice resulted in several highly You Heard It 4. Displacement of grapes wine tastings and lectures and is co-host
caps, rising temperatures and increased regarded vintages. Adept Through the such as Pinot Noir, which of Glass Up, Glass Down, a local cable
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. winemakers have been able is extremely sensitive to television series on wine and food that can
Notwithstanding the naysayers, who to compensate for these temperature, would occur. be seen on www.PCTV76.org and offers
point to recent weather patterns and phenomena–so far--but the Could this foretell the end of personalized wine tastings and wine travel
other anecdotal information to counter individual terroirs of vineyards Burgundy (and other favored services at www.WineAdventuresLLC.
the concerns expressed in many quarters, and the unique wines that wine regions) as we know it? com. You can reach him at nantonaccio@
the consensus is that significant changes are produced from these 5. Improved climates would theexaminernews.com.
are coming to our planet in the next 50 to vineyards are at risk. The wine industry emerge in regions that currently struggle
100 years unless a conscientious effort is has been lulled into complacency by the to produce quality wine–e.g. England
made to cut back on global practices that short-term effects of the warming planet. and northern Germany. Producers from
have been in place since the dawn of the At a recent conference held by a Spanish the Champagne region, in anticipation of
Industrial Revolution. wine expert, it was pointed out that the looming changes, have begun to evaluate
Recently, I’ve been focusing on the recent vintages are a contradiction of what land purchases in Champagne–like
potential effects of global warming on a to expect in the future as climates continue terroirs of England that are critical for
somewhat micro level that is dear to me: to get warmer. the style of wine produced in the French
what is the potential impact on the global Here are select findings of the Champagne region. Anecdotal evidence
wine industry? Greenpeace and United Nations reports: shows that sparkling wines are now being
I came across several reports in the 1. Higher temperatures would produce produced for the first time in England--
mainstream media, from Greenpeace earlier maturing crops (less “hang-time” and have won international blind tasting
and the United Nations, which have equals less robust grapes) and crops competitions.
focused on projecting the effects of subject to an increased number of days of 6. Countries that rely on wine
global warming on the wine producing heat that would change the characteristics exports would suffer severe economic
nations–primarily France. These and flavor profile of grapes. The intricate consequences. Wine is a significant
reports are generating concerns among balance of sugar and acid that define component of the economies of France
winemakers, but unfortunately I haven’t a wine would be altered, resulting in and Italy.
yet seen a comprehensive or cohesive radically different wines than have What has taken centuries to achieve
groundswell that bodes well for stemming been meticulously refined by artisanal in vineyards by artisanal winemakers
the inexorable tide bearing down on winemakers over centuries of working in is potentially threatened by influences
us. A number of experts have called for a symbiotic relation with nature. outside their power. We still have time to
a reduction in worldwide greenhouse 2. Increased temperatures would force stem the tide, to slow the pace. The current
emissions of between 20 and 40 percent the displacement of vineyards 600 miles advantage of localized terroir may become
by 2020 to halt the current trends. A tall beyond their current locations in the the “terror” of terroir as it morphs into an
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The Examiner is happy to help spread the tion required. Info and registration: 914- to each film, program notes and discus- Academic Arts Theatre, 75 Grasslands Rd.,
word abut your community event. Please 962-6402. sions. Hosted by Professor Bill Constanzo. Valhalla. 8 p.m. $20. Students and seniors:
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green economy. The Women’s Enterprise The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. With “Matters of the Heart” cabaret program.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Development Center’s lobby board room, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. Concert Hall Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Center
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coverings. Complimentary cosmetic kit Travel Through the U.S. Space Pro- Sunday, Oct. 4
to use during the program and take home gram. A journey over the last four decades Saturday, Oct. 3 One-Day Childbirth Class. Prepares
provided. Northern Westchester Hospital’s of space exploration. Former CBS News Pleasantville Fall Sales Day. Unique couples for the birth of their first child.
Conference Center, 400 E. Main St., Mount space producer Mark Kramer will recount shops, great restaurants and other eateries Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 E.
Kisco. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration required. his personal experiences, describes tech- throughout the village. Fill out a free raffle Main St., Mount Kisco. 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info and registration: 914-242-7611 or 800- nological and scientific endeavors and coupon at participating locations for a $50 $200 per couple. Includes refreshments and
227-2345. will bring a real lunar sample, courtesy of gift certificate. (no purchase necessary) lunch. Info and registration: 914-666-1292.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Chappaqua Sponsored by the Pleasantville Chamber of Fall Fest 2009 at Rainbeau Ridge. Fea-
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Public Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chap- Commerce. Info: e-mail inf@pleasantville. turing hen and goat races along farm fun,
Mother Goose. Simple songs, stories and paqua. 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: 914-238-4779. com or call 914-769-6419. activities, crafts, games, music and more.
a craft for children who are walking under Italian-Americans in Organized La- Saw Mill River Audubon’s 43rd Annual Rainbeau Ridge, 49 David’s Way, Bedford
two and a half years old. Mount Pleasant bor. Guest speaker Andy Pallotta will trace Bird Seed Sale. New Castle Town Hall park- Hills. 1 to 4 p.m. $30 per family. Info: 914-
Public Library, 350 Bedford Rd., Pleasant- the history of Italian-Americans in the ing lot, 200 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 9 234-2197 or www.rainbeauridge.com.
ville. 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Free. Info: 914- American Labor Movement. Westchester a.m. to 2 p.m. Also Oct. 4. Info and to order Parent/Child Book Discussion. Great
769-0548. Community College’s Classroom Building, online: www.sawmillriveraudubon.org. books, lively discussion and delicious
Book an Adventure. Stories and a simple Room 100, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 8 Pleasantville Lions Club’s 2nd Annual snacks. For children in grades 3-4; with an
craft for children three years old and up; p.m. Free. Info: 914-606-6790. Horseshoe Tournament. Proceeds will go adult. 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 2
with an adult. Mount Pleasant Public Li- Karaoke DJ Debuts. Leave your troubles to the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry p.m. Free. Registration required. Info and
brary, 350 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 11 to behind, grab a friend or come solo for a fun of Pleasantville. Roselle Park, Pleasantville. registration: 914-238-4779.
11:30 a.m. Free. Info: 9140769-0548. night of singing and/or listening to favorite Open to all 12 years old and up in two- “An Appetite For Music.” Featuring Fred
Italian American II: A Beautiful Song. tunes. Special bar menu features delicious person teams. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per Child, PBS announcer of Live from Lincoln
A documentary film, narrated by Julius Asian Fusion fare. Spoon, 413-415 King St., participant. Cash prizes and trophies. Hot Center and award-winning host of Ameri-
LaRosa, celebrates icons from Dante to Si- Chappaqua. 9 p.m. to closing. Every Thurs- dogs, hamburgers, water and soda available can Public Media’s “Performance Today,”
natra. Westchester Community College’s day Info: 914-238-1988 or www.spoona- for purchase. Info: www.PleasantvilleNY- along with the internationally-acclaimed
Classroom Building, Room 100, 75 Grass- sianfusion.com. Lions.org. Music from Copland House ensemble.
lands Rd., Valhalla. 11:15 a.m. Free. Info: Armonk Outdoor Art Show. Commu- Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mount
914-606-6790. Friday, Oct. 2 nity Park, Armonk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9. Kisco. 3 p.m. $25. Friends of Copland
Here We Are Together. Songs and sto- Giant Tag Sale. To benefit the Westchester Rain or shine. Also Oct. 4. Info: 914-806- House: $20. Students (with ID): $10. Info
ries for children through five years old; with Concert Singers. Furniture, collectibles, 6307 or armonkoutdoorartshow.org. and tickets: 914-788-4659 or e-mail office@
an adult. Siblings welcome. Mount Pleasant equipment, appliances, books, jewelry, toys, Saturday Morning Stories. Stories for coplandhouse.org.
Public Library, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. LPs, music, bric-a-brac, clothes, etc. 107 children two and a half years old and their
1:30 to 1:50 p.m. Free. Info: 914-741-0276. Bedford, Rd., Pleasantville. (corner of Man- families. Mount Pleasant Public Library, Monday, October 5
Fall Craft Table. Mount Pleasant Public ville Road/Route 117) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain 350 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 11 to 11:30 Saw Mill River Audubon Hawk Watch
Library, 350 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 2:30 or shine. Also Oct. 3. Info and to donate a.m. Free. Also Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Info: at Chestnut Ridge. Butler Sanctuary,
to 4:30 p.m. Free. Children under five years tax-deductible items: 914-941-2707. 914-769-0548. Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford. 9 a.m.
old may need assistance completing the Livable Communities: A Vision For All New Castle Community Day. Rides for Suggested donation: $5 per person. Info
craft. Info: 914-769-0548. Ages. The Westchester County Department children, food, music,community organiza- and registration: 914-666-6503 or e-mail
Report From Gaza. Four residents in of Senior Programs and Services presents tions, environmental education and blood firstname.lastname@example.org to regis-
a recent delegation to the Gaza Strip will a regional all-day conference regarding liv- drive. Chappaqua Train Station Plaza, ter.
discuss conditions on the ground and the able communities issues such as transporta- Chappaqua. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain Venue: Preschool Playgroup. Come meet other
prospect for peace. Pace University’s Lein- tion, affordable housing, intergenerational Robert E. Bell Middle School, 50 Senter St., parents and babysitters while your children
hard Lecture Hall, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleas- programs and more. Westchester Marriott, Chappaqua. Info: 914-602-3410 or www. play. For children up to five years old and
antville. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP: info@wespac. 670 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown. 9 a.m. to mynewcastle.org. their caregivers. Mount Pleasant Public Li-
org. 5 p.m. $50. (Includes continental break- Hudson River Potters Show & Sale. brary, 350 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 10:45
fast, lunch and networking session.) Info Exceptional displays of finely handcrafted to11:30 a.m. Free. Also Oct. 26. Info: 914-
Thursday, Oct. 1 and registration: 914-813-6406 or www. pottery in varieties from functional to 769-0548.
Boot Camp Charity Fundraiser For westchestergov.com/livablecommunities. sculptural created by local artists. Muscoot Here We Are Together. Songs and sto-
the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Edible Haunted Houses. Students in Farms, Route 100, Somers. 12 to 4 p.m. Ev- ries for children up to five years old; with
America. Every participant will receive a grades 5-12 are invited to create haunted ery Saturday and Sunday in October, plus an adult. Mount Pleasant Public Library,
two-week pass. Kapatid Martial Arts, 175 houses to eat. Chappaqua Library Theater, Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12. Info: 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. 1:30 to 1:50 p.m.
Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville. 10 a.m. $50 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua. 3 p.m. Free. www.hudsonriverpotters.com. Free. Siblings welcome. Also Oct. 7, 14, 19,
donation to the CCFA. Info: Contact Amy Space is limited. Registration required. Info Nature Journaling. By recording in 21, 26 and 28. Info: 914-741-0276.
Murray at 914-238-8108. and registration: 914-238-4779 or www. words and drawings the stories that un- Asthma Update. Dr. Lewis Kass will
Book An Adventure. Stories and a sim- chappaqualibrary.org. fold in the natural world, you can capture discuss the subtle ways in which children
ple craft for children three years old and Sukkah Open House and Pot-Luck that elusive moment in time. Adults only. present asthma symptoms and the many
up; with an adult. Mount Pleasant Public Shabbat Dinner. Celebrate with fun fam- Teatown Lake Reservation’s Nature Center, illnesses that can be misdiagnosed as asth-
Library, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. 10:30 ily games, crafts and treats in our Sukkah. 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 1 to 2:30 ma. Dr. Praveen Rudraraju will discuss the
to 11 a.m. Free. Also Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. We’ll provide the chicken, challah and des- p.m. Members: Free. Non-members: $5 symptoms of exercise induced asthma and
Info: 914-741-0276. sert, you bring a non-dairy, nut-free side (plus material fees). Info and registration: available treatment options. Saw Mill Club,
Here We Are Together. Songs and sto- dish for this Shabbat dinner and harvest 914-762-2912 ext. 110 Tuesday through 77 Kensico Drive, Mount Kisco. 6:30 p.m.
ries for children up to five years old; with an festival. Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Rd., Sunday. Registration required. Info and registration:
adult. Mount Pleasant Public Library, 350 Pleasantville. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $18 per fam- Northern Westchester Solar Power 914-666-1383 or e-mail sshapiro@nwhc.
Bedford Rd., Pleasantville. 11 to 11:20 a.m. ily. RSVP required. Info and RSVP: 914- Tour. Visiting Solar Powered Homes in net.
Free. Siblings welcome. Also Oct. 6, 8, 15 741-0333. Somers and Yorktown. Tour starts at Som- Navigating the Common Application:
and 27. Info: 914-769-0548. Community Scholarship Fund of ers Public Library, Reis Park, Route 139, Strategies for Success. College admis-
Multilingual Mother Goose. Share and Pleasantville Fall Gathering. All proceeds Somers at 1 p.m. Info and registration: E- sions consultant Dr. Gay Stebbins Pepper
learn rhymes and songs in different lan- to benefit Pleasantville High School seniors mail your name, email address and number provides practical advice for high school
guages. Infant to five years old; with an adult. through scholarship awards. St. Johns Epis- of people who will attend to STRWorks@ seniors to help them understand what col-
Chappaqua Public Library, 195 S. Greeley copal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasant- optonline.net or call Jeffrey H. Poritzky leges are looking for in the college common
Ave., Chappaqua. 2:15 p.m. Free. Also Oct. ville. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, dessert and at 914-772-3165 with comments or ques- application and the personal essay. Katonah
8, 15 and 22. Registration required. Info cocktails. $50. 7:30 p.m. Space limited Info: tions. Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah. 7
and registration: 914-238-4779. 914-741-5891. The Mystical Arts of Tibet. Song and p.m. Free. Registration required. Info and
Breast Cancer Support Group. North- Westchester Community College’s Fall dance performed by the famed multiphonic registration: 914-232-3508 or e-mail ka-
ern Westchester Hospital, 400 E. Main St., 2009 Friday Night Film Series. “The Edge singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Mon- email@example.com.
Mount Kisco. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Registra- of Heaven.” Includes a brief introduction astery. Westchester Community College’s
www.TheExaminerNews.com September 29 - October 5, 2009 17
Local Theater Buff Comes Alive with Armonk Players
By Janie Rosman “Dead Men Don’t Itch” at the Newman day,” Arco said.
When the Armonk Players read “Dead Theatre in 2003. When it closed in 2004, This philosophy urged him to send “Dead
Men Don’t Itch” next week, its playwright Arco joined The Players’ casts of “The Men Don’t Itch” out on speculation.
and director John R. Arco will be smiling Spitfire Grill” and “Prelude to a Kiss” and “Many groups are hesitant to do original
broadly. directed “Dearly Departed.” work for fear no one will come to the
“They are giving me the opportunity to “It was a work in progress, and hearing performances,” said Arco, who belongs
showcase my play as part of their “Simply the actors say your words on stage helped to the Dramatists Guild of America.
Theatre!” series and I’m extremely grateful the process,” Arco said. “They feel a need to produce a known
to them,” Arco said. Nothing instilled acting reality into Arco commodity.”
Arco’s two-act play received acclaim more than the late Sir Mort Clark’s theater This community theater professional
from the Theatre Association of New classes at WCC. with more than 25 years of experience,
York State for acting, direction and scenic “When you’re 17 and 18 you think, ‘He’s doing everything from acting and directing
design after its March 6, 2008, premier calling me names in class, yet he was really to pouring lemonade and iced tea during
by Harlequin Productions of Cayuga preparing me,’” Arco said of the respected intermissions, might just be him.
Community College in Auburn, N.Y. He educator. “The truth is, you’ll be lucky Admission is free for the Armonk
will be reading on Oct. 7 at Whippoorwill if you get one role of the hundred you Players’ reading of “Dead Men Don’t Itch,”
Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Road East in auditioned for, and Mort conditioned us but voluntary donations are accepted. For
Armonk at 8 p.m. to this.” more information on the Armonk Players
Film noir genre is a favorite of Arco, 52, A football injury at the end of his visit www.armonkplayers.org.
a scene from “Scotland road” by jeffrey hatcher and
a graduate of Pleasantville High School, freshman year in high school jump-
directed by Mara Mills. john r. arco, seen here with
the University of Texas at Austin and Pace started Arco’s drama career. The drama
actress Seanna o’Donnell, played a man obsessed
University. He’s also a history buff and teacher was looking for characters for
with the titanic in the twilight Zone-ish play about a
taught American History studies as part “The Crucible” and asked Arco to join the
beautiful young woman found floating on an iceberg
of the alternative education program at cast, he said. Two years later, he made his
in the north atlantic in 1988.
Pleasantville High School. When the topic singing debut in the school’s first musical,
changed to theater, Arco’s voice perked up. “The Fantasticks” by Harvey Schmidt and
“Raymond Chandler, Bogart movies and Tom Jones.
films from the 1940s and 1950s, these were “She (Mills) was like a sister to me,” “He cast me as Hucklebee, the boy’s Ages 2-5
my inspiration. I love them,” he said. Arco said. “Working with her was one of father, even though I had never sung in N.Y.S. Dept. of Education Registered
Written in 2002, “Dead Men Don’t Our dedicated, professional staff is
the greatest experiences of my life.” public in my life. Ever,” Arco recalled of trained in Early Childhood Education
Itch” was originally presented as a staged “John did everything from playwright to the teacher.
reading at the Herbert Mark Newman Thus began a steady involvement in •Large Outdoor Playground
assistant producer to organizing to being •Special Music Program
Theatre in Pleasantville where he worked just John, which is pretty terrific,” Mills community theater despite its—and his—
as an associate producer/director/actor. said. unforgiving schedules. Most recently, •Educational Trips
During his years with that theater, at its Arco said Mills taught him to “find Arco worked the midnight-to-8 a.m. shift •Certified Movement Instruction
home base at the Richard G. Rosenthal the truth in the character you portray, to at Mount Pleasant Cottage School. •Small Group Enrichment
Jewish Community Center, Arco was understand the subtext that drives a scene While two of his favorite quotes are •Computer Sessions
fortunate to work with its artistic director or character, and to stay in the moment, from Ralph Kramden and Charlie Brown,
Mara Mills. the one he relates to most was uttered (914) 238-4800
even after exiting the stage.” 120 and 300 King Street
“John fit in there as an actor and knows Her wisdom went beyond the stage. “I’ve by John Lennon: “’Life is what happens Chappaqua, NY 10514
how to feel on stage,” she said of his been lucky enough to be able to utilize all to you while you’re busy making other www.villagens.org
performance in the theater’s “Mainstage” of this into my writing as well,” he said. plans’ means we should try to enjoy and Pre-School of Excellence since 1958
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Big Win Over Briarcliff Keeps Panthers Unbeaten
By Emily Exton
Both the Briarcliff and Pleasantville
football teams had romped to successive
victories in their first two games this
season, so last Saturday night’s annual
clash between the arch-rivals figured to be
as heated as ever. As it turned out, it was.
The Panthers, playing the role of
unfriendly host at Parkway Field on their
Homecoming, scored a fourth-quarter
touchdown to erase a one-point deficit,
then held on the rest of the way to earn a
hard-fought 22-15 win and neighborhood
bragging rights for a third straight year.
Afterwards, disappointed Bears’ coach
John Consorti was forced to reflect on what
might have beens. “When you have an
opportunity to win a game,” he said, “and
you can’t make plays when it counts, and Briarcliff’s jake Schlanger has some running room
you give the other team a chance to stay in in Saturday night’s game against pleasantville at
the ballgame, it’s disappointing.” parkway Field.
Meanwhile, Panther coach Tony Becerra
could savor a come-from-behind victory
for last year’s Class B sectional finalist Suddenly, the Panthers looked like a
and a big step toward a league title. “I’m completely different team with everything
very relieved because this was a true test,” anDy jacoBS photoS working after their lackluster first quarter.
said Becerra. “Briarcliff is an outstanding pleasantville quarterback nolan robinson runs past Briarcliff’s kyle roth during Saturday’s game won “We gave up a quick eight points and we
team.” by the panthers. moved beyond it,” said Becerra.
The Bears had jumped to an 8-0 lead Still, Schlanger continued to lead the
in the first quarter, scoring on a 19-yard Briarcliff offense with his strong running
touchdown pass from Jamie Kaltner to game. But numerous penalties sabotaged
Jake Schlanger and then a safety. But with the Bears’ ensuing drive, creating a third-
Michael Morra rushing for a touchdown and-26 situation. Kaltner again went to
in each half and Jack Bramswig and Nolan the air looking for a first down, but he was
Robinson providing a little of everything, intercepted again, this time by Morra.
Pleasantville was able to overcome its early Morra’s interception set the stage
deficit before an overflow crowd of more for a fantastic touchdown reception by
than 1500 fans. Bramswig. Robinson threw the ball high
“Homecoming, Briarcliff under the and deep down the left sideline and the
lights, it’s hard to calm your nerves,” said Panthers’ lanky receiver juggled the ball
Bramswig, the Panthers’ do-it-all senior before somehow managing to hold on for
captain, as rain started to fall 15 minutes a 33-yard touchdown.
after the final play. “The whole school’s “I thought I dropped it and all of a
nervous.” sudden the ball ends up in my hands,”
Nervous or not, both teams stepped said Bramswig. “I just fought for the
on the field anxious to stay unbeaten. end zone there.” Bramswig’s improbable
“It’s a great atmosphere and it’s a great catch provided the Panthers a 14-8 lead
opportunity for us,” said Consorti, whose they took to the locker room. During the
Bears have opened a lot of eyes with their second quarter Bramswig seemed to be
strong start, fueled by Schlanger’s eight everywhere on the field, coming up big on
touchdowns in the first two games. “I guess offense and defense, while also blasting his
we’re kind of a team no one really knew kickoffs into the Bears’ end zone.
about at the beginning of the year.” In the third quarter, Kaltner’s 29-
During Briarcliff ’s first series, the yard touchdown pass to Mike Spitalieri,
Panthers got a scare when Robinson took followed by Billy Collins’ extra point,
a hard hit on defense. He walked to the Bears’ quarterback jamie kaltner attempts to run by pleasantville’s jack Bramswig at parkway Field last enabled the Bears to regain the lead, 15-14.
Pleasantville bench visibly frustrated, Saturday. But Pleasantville answered with its running
rubbing his right shoulder. “My shoulder continued on page 19
was numb, but I knew I couldn’t let it
The Bears got on the board first when
bother me,” said Robinson, who had plenty
they recovered a Panther fumble on a
of other responsibility as the Panthers’
punt return and Kaltner connected with
starting quarterback. “I had to lead the team
Schlanger for the touchdown pass. The
and throw good passes.” For precautionary
point after was blocked, but Briarcliff soon
reasons, Becerra had him remain on the
added two points when Robinson was
sidelines on defense during the first half to
tackled in his own end zone for a safety.
avoid any more problems.
“We gave them those points,” said
Becerra. “It was on a mistake.”
But as the second quarter got underway,
the Panther fortunes began to change.
Danny Dwyer intercepted a Kaltner pass
intended for Schlanger. The Panthers soon
punted the ball away, but another pass by
Kaltner was intercepted by Bramswig and
Pleasantville was back in business.
“We had great pressure on Jamie Kaltner,”
said Bramswig. “It was hard for him to get
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unfortunately for him, he underthrew the
ball a little bit. So it was really just like
375 Adams Street returning a punt.”
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by the Panther defense. Bramswig’s
interception set up some strong carries by
“Your Sporting Goods Morra, who, on first-and-goal from the
three-yard line, ran the ball up the middle
Headquarters!” for the Panthers’ first touchdown of the
Baseball & Softball evening. When Robinson connected with
Bramswig in the end zone for the two-point kyle roth of Briarcliff tries to cut back to avoid pleasantville’s jack Bramswig during the Bears’ 22-15
Superstore conversion, the score was even at 8-8. loss last weekend.
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game, as carries by Morra, Alex Aponte,
and Robinson led the offense down the
field and into the fourth quarter. After a
12-yard gain by Morra set up first-and-
goal, the senior fullback found a hole in
the right corner for his second touchdown.
Again the Panthers converted for two
points as Robinson hit Bramswig in the
end zone for a 22-15 lead.
While Robinson had been sitting out on
‘I try and play
quarterback on the
defense also and I
try and lead the team
as much as I can on
defense and pump
the panthers’ alex aponte picks up some
yardagein the win over Briarcliff.
defense for much of the game, he was eager
to return to his linebacker position. “At
the end,” said Becerra, “he promised me
he wouldn’t use his shoulder so I put him
in. We needed him, we were getting killed Fullback Michael Morra, who scored a pair of touchdowns for pleasantville, tries to break a tackle in the
there to his side. We needed him, and he second half of Saturday’s game.
came through big.”
Robinson made sure his team would
not relinquish the lead, making three
successive tackles to force a Briarcliff punt.
Those were true statement plays from the
quarterback and team leader, as Robinson
helped bring his offensive unit back on the
field. “I think our defense played great,”
Robinson said. “I try and play quarterback
on the defense also and I try and lead the
team as much as I can on defense and pump
them up. I knew I had it in me to make big
plays and I did, and we got the ball back.” the all-around contributions from jack Bramswig
Robinson still had a few more big plays have pleasantville pointed in the right direction.
left in him, later accounting for Kaltner’s
fourth interception of the game and then
running for a key first down that left
Briarcliff unable to get the ball back as the So now the dejected Briarcliff players
clock was winding down. On that series, he can only hope for a rematch. “I think we
also had a 33-yard run, zigzagging down stacked up pretty well,” said Schlanger.
the field escaping tackles. “We just didn’t play when it counted.
With two and a half minutes left, They’re a good team. I definitely think we’ll
Pleasantville faced a fourth-and-two close see them again, possibly in the Section
to midfield. The Panthers set up to punt championship.”
before taking a timeout, during which Consorti, though, knows it’s a long way
Robinson convinced his coaches and until that happens. “Next week we get ready
teammates he could run for the game- for Game Four,” he said. “Hopefully, we can
clinching first down. He got the first down learn something from it. We continually
and Briarcliff never got the chance to even make the same mistakes over and over
the score. “Nolan just had that fire in his again. It’s very disappointing. When you
eyes,” observed Bramswig. “Coach said he can’t make plays when it counts, and they
couldn’t turn down Nolan right there and did, they deserve to win the game.”
Nolan said he was going to get the first
down and we got the first down.”
Turnovers proved to be the difference
in the Panthers’ seven-point win and
Kaltner later took responsibility for the
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Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Foxes Past Poughkeepsie
By Andy Jacobs
Week after week, opposing teams are learning what a
lethal passing combination Fox Lane has in quarterback
Jesse Hunt and wide receiver Timmy Muller. Add
Poughkeepsie to the list after what happened on Saturday
afternoon with the Pioneers just a couple of minutes from
Hunt’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Muller with 2:27 left
on the clock capped a furious fourth-quarter comeback
by the Foxes that lifted them to a wild 34-28 league win on
the road. Fox Lane had
begun the final quarter behind by 14 points, but two
Hunt-to-Muller TD passes turned the game around and
kept the Foxes unbeaten halfway through their schedule.
“Jesse and Tim, that combo is just unbelievable,” said
Fox Lane coach Bill Broggy moments after his giddy 3-0
team had concluded its on-field celebrating. “I mean,
they’re the best combo in Section One. I’ll tell that to
The Foxes found themselves trailing 28-14 late in the
third period before Hunt, who had been
under siege until then by the Pioneer pass rush, and
Muller, who had been making his impact on defense,
stepped up to provide their offensive fireworks on a
picture-postcard afternoon in Dutchess County.
The two seniors combined for a pivotal first-down pass
play to the Pioneer 27-yard-line with the Foxes staring at anDy jacoBS photo
a third-and-11. The 12-play scoring drive was later kept Quarterback jesse hunt drops back to pass as noah hammer (left) and harrison Gutierrez provide blocking in Fox Lane’s win over poughkeepsie.
alive when another third-and-long pass to Muller turned
into an interference penalty. Karanja Elliot soon scored
on the Foxes’ second play of the fourth quarter, running Hunt was sacked for the sixth “We realized that when we went
the ball in from a yard out. Poughkeepsie still led by eight time, but a facemask penalty gave unbalanced, they only kept one guy
points, but Hunt and Muller were just getting started. the Foxes another first down. over there with no help over the
A three-and-out series led to a Pioneer punt, which was On third-and-14 at the top,” he said. “Number five (Dane
blocked by Noah Hammer, setting the Foxes up at the 27-yard-line, Fox Lane lined three Myers) was getting tired at the end
Poughkeepsie 14. It took just one play for Hunt to find receivers on the right with Muller and we knew we could beat him
Muller over the middle for a touchdown that narrowed alone on the left. Hunt stepped with that slant and go. We faked
the Fox deficit to two points with 9:25 remaining. On the back to pass and lofted the ball the slant inside and we were able to
two-point conversion, Hunt lofted the ball toward Muller down the left sideline toward his get to the outside. Perfectly thrown
in the far right corner of the end zone. Stretched out favorite target. Muller caught the ball, Jesse did it all.”
parallel to the ground, Muller made a spectacular grab as ball in stride over his shoulder. Poughkeepsie did have one last
he landed in the laps of spectators seated in the nearby He tumbled to the ground, half chance and began with good field
end zone bleachers. But he was over the end line and the the ball crossing the goal line for position at its own 35. The Pioneers
Pioneers maintained their slim lead. the game-winning touchdown. moved the ball all the way to the
Broggy had to be terrified when he saw his star receiver Elliot, who finished the day with Foxes’ 42, but on fourth-and seven
crashing into the old wooden bleachers two rushing TDs, then ran in for with 47 seconds left Fabien Stone’s
that were built a bit too close to the field. “It’s funny, I the two-point conversion. desperation pass to Jovan Wilkens
looked at that when we got here,” he admitted. “We saw that they weren’t really was knocked away. For the first
“I said, ‘Oh boy, that’s a little scary.’” doubling Tim,” said Broggy about time all afternoon, Broggy could
It probably was a little scary to Poughkeepsie that Muller the decisive pass play. “So if you’re breathe a sigh of relief.
was able to make such a remarkable catch, even though gonna single Tim, we’re gonna “It was a great high school
he landed just out of bounds. Broggy, of course, has seen win that match.” football game, great high school
him enough to expect those kind of heroics. “Tim makes Muller, who had recovered the Foxes’ Matt Manjuck rushed for 61 yards in football game,” he said. “I’m just
a million of those plays,” he said. “He’s a human highlight a fumble at the Poughkeepsie Saturday’s road win over poughkeepsie. so proud of the kids. At 28-14,
film, the kid.” one-yard-line late in the second we could’ve packed it. We’re a
At the time, Muller was disappointed that he couldn’t quarter, setting up Elliot’s first touchdown that gave the young team. Some of these kids have never been in this
land inbounds to even the score. “That’s huge to tie it up,” Foxes a 14-13 lead, expected he would be involved in the environment before.”
he said. “To be that close, I definitely regret not getting it game’s biggest play. Fox Lane had routed its first two opponents this season,
in. But we knew we’d get the ball back.” wrapping up both games by the end of the third quarter.
They did get the ball back, almost immediately, as But talented Poughkeepsie, with its multidimensional
Poughkeepsie couldn’t move it and was forced to punt quarterback, Jarrid Williams, and two standout defensive
again. The Foxes started at their own 42 with 7:43 left in tackles, posed a far more serious threat. Despite needing
the game. On third-and-three, less than a minute and a half to get on the scoreboard
Hunt hit Muller with a flare pass to the Pioneer 44. The against the Pioneers with a 22-yard TD pass from Hunt
drive might have stalled at the Poughkeepsie 31 when to John Horner, the Foxes faced quite a struggle start to
“Going into halftime, we were like, ‘If we don’t make
mistakes, we can win this game,’” said Broggy. “We did
play better in the second half and that was key. We gave up
some big plays, but we had a great fourth quarter.”
Fox Lane’s tim Muller falls to the ground after recovering a first-half
poughkeepsie fumble in Saturday’s road win. he caught two tD passes Fox Lane defensive end cameron Stephens pressures poughkeepsie Sean jones of Fox Lane tries to break free during a kickoff return
in the fourth quarter as the Foxes overcame a 14-point deficit. quarterback jarrid Williams in the Foxes’ 34-28 win on Saturday. in Saturday’s come-from-behind Fox win up in poughkeepsie.
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Gaels Topple Westlake with Potent Ground Attack
By Zach Smart
John F. Kennedy coach Rob Schwartz has
illustrated the point time and time again
When injury-prone running back Dylan
Schuck stays on the field the Gaels are a
much better football team.
Offensively and defensively, Schuck in-
jects a brand of swagger, grit, and veteran
savvy in the Gaels. That is, of course, when
he’s able to stay on the field. .
Schwartz’ words would prove prophetic
Saturday at Westlake High. Schuck was
ground snaking and tackle-breaking all
afternoon. He had a hand in nearly every
He picked off a pass and took it back
for a touchdown. He bulled his way to the
end zone, with Wildcats trying to gang
tackle him, to no avail. Schuck scored three
touchdowns in the first half.
Simply put, the workhorse back proved
that speed really does kill.
The Gaels shut down the Wildcats of-
fense and penetrated the teeth of a stagnant Sophomore quarterback john D’onofrio of
defense, en route to a 23-6 shellacking be- Westlake gets set to throw the ball in the Wildcats’
fore a bi-partisan crowd. loss to kennedy catholic on Saturday.
This loss, following a store-selling loss
to Irvington the previous week, a game in
which the Wildcats squandered a 23-8 lead tempo and momentum for the Gaels.
(losing 26-23), dipped this youthful West- “That was a big momentum boost,” ex-
lake team’s record to 0-3. plained Schuck. “I mean all throughout the
“(When Schuck) stays on the field, we’re game we were pretty high on ourselves, and
a great team,” said Schwartz, whose team Steven corvino photoS that just put it over the top.”
registered its most lopsided victory of the Westlake’s andrew Mancusi carries the ball during Saturday’s home loss to kennedy catholic that dropped Westlake coach Rich Hennessey, never a
season, improving to 2-1. the Wildcats to 0-3 this season. coach who harps on wins or losses, looked
“He cramps up, he had an ankle sprain at the loss as another learning experience.
in the beginning of the season. But he “We’re a young, growing team,” said Hen-
was healthy today. One guy doesn’t take The fireworks began as Schuck broke off and an interception returned for touch- nessey. “We’ve had some injuries, moved
him down unless you take his feet out. He a 50-yard scamper, setting up a first-and- down—came by way of Schuck. some guys around. You try and take the
needs at least three guys to take him down,” third on the 3. The Gaels’ headed into the half with a little positives out of every game, whether
Schwartz said. On a pitch from quarterback Tyler Trod- commanding 21-0 lead. it’s a win or a loss. There were some posi-
Westlake struggled early, going three- den, Schuck broke a pair of tackles and Schuck’s pick inside the 15 served as a tives today, obviously not enough.”
and-out on their second possession. bulled into the end zone. Matt Burke’s kick dagger for the Wildcats. The opportunity The aforementioned Duff and Manzo
John D’Onofrio, a sophomore gunslinger split the uprights, giving the Gaels an early presented itself, but it went by the wayside. each suffered injuries during the Briarc-
thrust into the starting role following inju- 7-0 lead. Ranellone scampered for a first down liff game, which opened the door for the
ries to quarterback-turned-split end Will Westlake’s Adam Ranellone busted with a thread under three minutes remain- 15-year-old D’Onofrio.
Duff (concussion) and backup quarterback through holes and moved the chains on the ing in the first half. He then ripped off a 20- “John’s done a fantastic job,” said Hen-
Vinny Manzo (broken collar bone), had ensuing possession, helping the Wildcats yard run, setting up a first-and-ten. nessey. “He’s growing. It’s one of those
trouble hitting his receivers. The Wildcats march down field. Miscommunication on the play gift- things where we asked him to do some-
had trouble holding on to the football. Add- Westlake tried to move the ball up the wrapped an interception for Schuck (who thing maybe he wasn’t ready for right away
ing salt to the wound, Kennedy clamped middle, however, and was hammered with ran it back to the house). The play gutted but he’s got a bright future.”
down on Westlake’s ground game. bone crushing hits. the Wildcats’ chance to gain momentum
JFK’s next two scores—a 3-yard plunge before the mid-way mark, upping both the
Too Many Mistakes Doomed Briarcliff High in Showdown
By Sam Barron in a lot of areas.”
It must have seemed like an eternity ‘I waited my whole life According to Pleasantville coach Tony
for Briarcliff flanker Billy Huegel as he Becerra, the interceptions might have
looked ahead to the day he would be for this game. It’s really made the difference in the outcome.
a senior facing arch-rival Pleasantville “If we don’t get those possessions, then
for neighborhood bragging rights. So
the Bears’ 22-15 loss on Saturday night
disappointing.’ who knows if we win the game,” he said.
“Each was big in its own right. Turnovers
was a bitter pill for him to swallow. are huge in general.”
“I waited my whole life for this BILLY HUEGEL At practice, Becerra preaches the impor-
game,” Huegel was saying as he exited tance of turnovers, using drills designed
the locker room of the demoralized Bears. late in the fourth quarter and threatening to show his players how to force them. He
“It’s really disappointing.” to tie the score. But a Kaltner pass was praised his defense for the pressure they
For the Bears, it was a loss that’s going tipped, and ended up in Nolan Robinson’s constantly put on Kaltner.
to haunt them for a long time. When the hands at the Pleasantville 12-yard-line. “I wouldn’t say they beat themselves,”
Panthers’ Nolan Robinson got the first The Bears never recovered. Becerra said of the Bears. “We played
down on fourth-and-two that sealed the “The pass was deflected,” Robinson said. them tough.”
win for Pleasantville, the Briarcliff play- “I just dove for it and it fell right into my Jack Bramswig had the Panthers’ sec-
ers were left to ponder a big game that got hands. The defense played great against ond interception of the game, picking off
away. the pass all game. The interceptions were a ball that was thrown right to him. Like
Jamie Kaltner threw four interceptions huge, they were game changers.” Becerra, he praised the defense for not al-
and Briarcliff amassed more than 100 Kaltner blamed himself for the loss, lowing Kaltner to get comfortable.
yards in penalties that snuffed out several vowing that the mistakes would not hap- “We made it hard on them,” Bramswig
promising drives. Conversely, the Pan- pen again. “We’re obviously not going to anDy jacoBS photo said. “They shot themselves in the foot. It’s
thers only turned the ball over once. win when I throw four interceptions,” he Briarcliff quarterback jamie kaltner picks up some huge.”
Three of Kaltner’s interceptions came said. “I should’ve thrown the ball away or yardage in Saturday’s loss. But he also threw four Huegel, meanwhile, said he hoped that
on consecutive drives. Before any of the ran the ball. I hope we see them again the interceptions. the loss would be a wakeup call for his
interceptions, Briarcliff was leading 8-0, playoffs.” teammates. “It’s a lack of discipline,” he
but soon found itself trailing by six points. Briarcliff coach John Consorti was dis- said. “It can’t happen again. We need to
Any chance of a comeback win was de- appointed with his players, knowing that start working harder in practice. Some-
“We had undisciplined play,” said Con-
railed by holding penalties. Despite the their mistakes likely cost them a huge win. times we fool around. Our attitude toward
sorti. “They (the Panthers) were very dis-
miscues, though, the Bears still found After the game, he and his coaches had a practice is going to have to change.”
ciplined. “You don’t win when you keep
themselves down by just a touchdown long meeting in the locker room with the getting turned back. We need to improve
22 September 29 - October 5, 2009 The Examiner
MSG Launches High School Sports Channel
By Steven Corvino the essentials of television production and
Many dream of having a chance to train them in creating online, interactive
showcase their skills and abilities on and television content.
television, and Cablevision is giving that “MSG Varsity is truly about celebrating
opportunity to high school students from the students both in front of and behind
the tri-state area. the camera. Whether they are athletes
Cablevision recently announced the or actors, debaters or trumpet players,
launch of MSG Varsity, a new television students are passionate about what
network devoted to high school sports they do and MSG Varsity gives them
and extracurricular activities. The an incredible opportunity to share
network, which can be seen on Channel that passion with their fellow students
14 for Cablevision customers, began and parents,” MSG Varsity’s General
on Sept. 24. It provides access to high Manager Theresa Chillianis stated in the
schools in Long Island, the Bronx, New press release. “We are looking forward to
Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester and working hand-in-hand with our partner
Putnam Valley. schools in Westchester to develop
Cablevision has been covering high content that resonates with their own
school sports for decades and it has communities, and that will make MSG
created the first network dedicated to Varsity unlike any other service available
high school activities. The plan is to today.”
become “the ultimate destination of Sixty schools throughout the tri-state
‘everything high school,’” and capture Local high school athletes could soon be getting a lot more attention with the recent arrival of MSG’s new area have already joined the partnership
everything students are participating in, varsity channel. with MSG Varsity, including 10
according to Cablevision. unidentified schools from Westchester
“All of this really goes beyond and Putnam Counties.
sports,” said MSG Varsity spokesperson The network will also televise “The professionally produced content from “We had almost 30 schools two weeks
Kim Kerns. “Our goal is to highlight Cheering Life,” a behind the scenes the Internet and make it accessible to ago, and now it’s doubled. We are working
everything that is going on at the high outlook on cheerleading squads; “The view on television. The channel can be with many schools and they are all
schools and broaden their stories.” Challenge,” an academic quiz show; and located on 614 in the interactive section extremely excited with the opportunity.
MSG Varsity’s multi-platform program “The High School Journal,” a weekly for Cablevision customers. Many are still in the process and we
will consist of three media services. The show that spotlights on less televised “Through the partnership with the expect coverage to continue to expand,”
first will be a television network that will events that take place in high schools. schools we will try to teach students to said Kerns.
show 400 live-to-tape games and events, And “High School Sports Showcase” will create content. They will get a chance to The idea for the network originated
ranging from football to volleyball broadcast live games during primetime. create their own services and we hope nearly four years ago, and Cablevision
to even academic debates. It will also In addition, Cablevision will launch that will provide extra training,” added started to go forward with the plans four
present original programming such as the MSGVaristy.com Web site. The site Kerns. “They can go out and interview, months ago. The idea is a first-of-its-
“A Quick: 60,” a live call-in show which will provide access to schools who have cut highlights and then place it on the kind initiative has now become a reality.
will also provide students a chance to signed a partnership with MSG Varsity Web site where it can eventually be seen The partnership with Cablevision and
share their own video footage, and “High and offer highlights, photos, feature on televisions at their homes.” the schools is offering new possibilities
School Sports Desk,” a sports highlight stories, stats, rosters and more. It will also Students and teachers will get the to expand high school coverage and
show from games throughout the tri- give students the opportunity to send in opportunity to work directly with give students the access to become co-
state area. content they created that can eventually producers and on-air talent to give them producers and share their school stories
be viewed on the MSG Varsity Interactive the chance to learn from experts from the with their community.
channel. field and use professional equipment to “We want to celebrate the positive
MSG Varsity Interactive will give earn hands-on experience and be able to stories in their hallways and have it reach
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A L O O k B AC k AT T H E W E E k i n S P O r T S
catherine orza of Briarcliff prepares to send the
ball toward the Briarcliff goal in last tuesday’s 3-1
Bears’ field hockey win at home.
Briarcliff’s Danielle Wasserman runs to a first-
place finish in the girls’ cross country race last
week against Westlake.
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horace Greeley’s Stephen reisert settles the ball in front of thomas elbling of Byram hills in last Mike Falco of Westlake approaches the finish line
Wednesday’s 3-0 win by the Bobcats. in last tuesday’s cross country race at Briarcliff
high School. he finished in third place as the
Briarcliff’s Savina reid controls the ball in the Wildcats defeated the Bears.
Bears’ easy 7-0 victory over visiting keio last
Fox Lane’s Sarah Marshall (left) and Lauren pappalardo converge to dig the ball as teammate jillian
Mcnamee looks on in Friday’s three-games-to-none volleyball victory over visiting rye. pleasantville’s emily Munier chases a loose ball in the panthers’ 3-1 loss at Briarcliff last week.
Pleasantville QB Nolan Robinson
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